Pieces of My Mind: Essays and Criticism 1958-2002

Penguin Books, Limited, 2004 - 480 Seiten
Pieces of my Mind surveys nearly half a century of writing by Frank Kermode - Britain's most distinguished and eloquent literary critic. This selection of his writings from over forty years, including extracts from his most famous books as well as his most significant reviews and occasional pieces, shows the diverse subjects that have captured his attention - from Shakespeare, Wallace Stevens and the Bible to Botticelli, opera, memory and forgetting. Pieces of My Mind displays to the fullest the originality, penetration and elegance of Kermode's thinking, and stands as a magnificent example of the importance and enjoyment of criticism.

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PIECES OF MY MIND: Essays and Criticism 1958-2002

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A chronologically arranged series of literary essays by the eminent scholar and critic, "offered indifferently to defense and prosecution, of the way in which a now quite long professional life has ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Distinguished scholar and critic Kermode here compiles 19 lectures and essays on a wide variety of literary topics, ranging from a study of typology in Nathaniel Hawthorne to the influence of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Sir John Frank Kermode, November 29, 1919 - August 17, 2010 John Kermode was a British literary critic best known for his work The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction, published in 1967 (revised 2000), and for his extensive book-reviewing and editing. He was the Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London and the King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge University. Kermode served during World War II with the Royal Navy. After the war, Kermode held positions at Manchester University, Bristol University, University College of London, and Cambridge University, all in England, and at Columbia University in New York City. He was Charles E. Norton Professor at Harvard University in 1977-78 and Henry Luce Professor at Yale University in 1994. Kermode wrote several books on literary figures, including D.H. Lawrence and Wallace Stevens. His works of criticism include An Appetite for Poetry and The Art of Telling. Kermode was also the editor of the cultural journal, Encounter and his memoir, Not Entitled, was published in 1995. Kermode serves on the editorial board of the London Review of Books and Common Knowledge and has acted as judge for the Booker Prize. He was knighted for his service to English literature and he was named a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999. He died in Cambridge on August 17, 2010.

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