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Serious noticing : selected essays, 1997-2019 / James Wood.

Wood, James, 1965- (author.). McCarthy, Cormac, 1933- Road. (Added Author). Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 Anna Karenina. (Added Author).

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Allentown Public Library 824.92 WOOD (Text) 34455006680033 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 05/20/2020

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  • ISBN: 9780374261160
  • ISBN: 0374261164
  • Physical Description: vi, 510 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in 2019 by Vintage, Great Britain, as Serious noticing: selected essays.
"These essays originally appeared, in slightly different form, in The New Yorker, London Review of Books, and The New Republic"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
Fun stuff: homage to Keith Moon -- What Chekhov meant by life -- Serious noticing -- Saul Bellow's comic style -- Anna Karenina and characterization -- Joseph Roth's empire of signs -- Paul Auster's shallowness -- Hysterical realism -- Bohumil Hrabal's comic world -- George Orwell's very English revolution -- Jane Austen's heroic consciousness -- Cormac McCarthy's the road -- Reality examined to the point of madness': László Krasznahorkai -- Wounder and wounded -- On not going home -- Other side of silence: rereading W. G. Sebald -- Becoming them -- Don Quixote's old and new testaments -- Dostoevsky's god -- Helen Garner's savage honesty -- All and the if: God and metaphor in Melville -- Elena Ferrante -- Virginia Woolf's Mysticism -- Job existed: Primo Levi -- Marilynne Robinson -- Ismail Kadare -- Jenny Erpenbeck -- Packing my father-in-law's library.
Subject: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Auster, Paul, 1947-
Bellow, Saul.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881.
Erpenbeck, Jenny, 1967-
Ferrante, Elena.
Garner, Helen, 1942-
Hrabal, Bohumil, 1914-1997.
Kadare, Ismail.
Krasznahorkai, László.
Levi, Primo.
Moon, Keith, 1946-1978.
Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
Quixote, Don (Fictitious character)
Robinson, Marilynne.
Roth, Joseph, 1894-1939.
Sebald, W. G. (Winfried Georg), 1944-2001.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
English essays > 20th century.
English essays > 21st century.
Literature > History and criticism.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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