Autor: Michael Wood
ISBN-13: 9780521606530
Veröffentl: 29.09.2005
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 216
Gewicht: 295 g
Format: 218x139x17 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Literature and the Taste of Knowledge

The Empson Lectures

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Introduction: among the analogies; 1. What Henry knew; 2. After such knowledge; 3. Kafka and the Third Reich; 4. Seven types of obliquity; 5. Missing dates; 6. The fictionable world; Epilogue: the essays of our life.
What does literature know? Does it offer us knowledge of its own or does it only interrupt and question other forms of knowledge? This book answers and prolongs these questions through the close examination of individual works and the exploration of a broad array of examples. Chapters on Henry James, Kafka, and the form of the villanelle are interspersed with wider-ranging inquiries into forms of irony, indirection and the uses of fiction. Examples range from Auden to Proust and Rilke, and from Calvino to Jean Rhys and Yeats.
Autor: Michael Wood
Michael Wood is the Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English and Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Currently he is the Chair of the English Department at Princeton and, from 1995-2001, he was the Director of Gauss Seminars in Criticism at Princeton. He is the recipient of many fellowships and honours, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and is an ongoing Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities. He is an editiorial board member of Kenyon Review. His works include books on Stendhal, Garcia Marquez, Nabakov, Kafka, and films. Additionally, he is a widely published essayist, with articles on film and literature in London Review of Books, New York Review of Books, New York Times Book Review, New Republic and others.

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Autor: Michael Wood
ISBN-13:: 9780521606530
ISBN: 0521606535
Erscheinungsjahr: 29.09.2005
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Gewicht: 295g
Seiten: 216
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 218x139x17 mm, black & white illustrations