Pieces of My Mind: Essays and Criticism, 1958-2002

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003 - 466 Seiten
Sir Frank Kermode has been writing peerless literary criticism for more than a half-century. Pieces of My Mind includes his own choice of his major essays since 1958, beginning with his extraordinary study of "Poet and Dancer Before Diaghilev" and ending with a marvelous consideration of Shakespeare's Othello and Verdi-Boito's Otello. Important essays on Hawthorne, on Wallace Stevens, on problems in literary theory and analysis, on Auden, on "Secrets and Narrative Sequence," and three previously unpublished essays (including one on "Memory" and one on "Forgetting") fill out this rich and rewarding volume. Pieces of My Mind also contains recent considerations of the work of major modern writers--Don DeLillo, Raymond Carver, Tom Paulin, and others.

Of Kermode's last book, Shakespeare's Language, Richard Howard wrote that it was "a triumph of inauguration and the crowning action of his splendid career of criticism. It is, and will doubtless remain, the first book one should read about Shakespeare's plays, and with those plays." Pieces of My Mind has equal authority and power, and it will be equally praised.

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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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Frank Kermode is the author of more than two dozen books, One of the finest literary critics of our time, Kermode has taught at numerous American universities, including Harvard, where he was Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry; Columbia; and Yale. He lives in Cambridge, England

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