Critics, monsters, fanatics, and other literary essays / Cynthia Ozick.
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- ISBN: 9780544703711
- ISBN: 0544703715
- Physical Description: 211 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Boys in the alley, the disappearing readers, and the novel's ghostly twin -- Novel or nothing : Lionel Trilling -- Lastingness of Saul Bellow -- "Please, stories are stories" : Bernard Malamud -- W.H. Auden at the 92nd Street Y -- Transcending the Kafkaesque -- Nobility eclipsed -- Writers, visible and invisible -- Out from Xanadu -- Rhapsodist -- "I write because I hate" : William Gass -- Love and levity at Auschwitz : Martin Amis -- An empty coffin : H. G. Adler.
"In a collection that includes new essays written explicitly for this volume, one of our sharpest and most influential critics confronts the past, present, and future of literary culture. If every outlet for book criticism suddenly disappeared -- if all we had were reviews that treated books like any other commodity -- could the novel survive? In a gauntlet-throwing essay at the start of this brilliant assemblage, Cynthia Ozick stakes the claim that, just as surely as critics require a steady supply of new fiction, novelists need great critics to build a vibrant community on the foundation of literary history. For decades, Ozick herself has been one of our great critics, as these essays so clearly display. She offers models of critical analysis of writers from the mid-twentieth century to today, from Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, and Kafka, to William Gass and Martin Amis, all assembled in provocatively named groups: Fanatics, Monsters, Figures, and others. Uncompromising and brimming with insight, these essays are essential reading for anyone facing the future of literature in the digital age"-- Provided by publisher.
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