Serious Noticing

The definitive collection of literary essays by The New Yorker’s award-winning longtime book critic Ever since the publication of his first essay collection, The Broken Estate, in 1999, James Wood has been widely regarded as a leading ...

Serious Noticing

Serious Noticing

The definitive collection of literary essays by The New Yorker’s award-winning longtime book critic Ever since the publication of his first essay collection, The Broken Estate, in 1999, James Wood has been widely regarded as a leading literary critic of the English-speaking world. His essays on canonical writers (Gustav Flaubert, Herman Melville), recent legends (Don DeLillo, Marilynne Robinson) and significant contemporaries (Zadie Smith, Elena Ferrante) have established a standard for informed and incisive appreciation, composed in a distinctive literary style all their own. Together, Wood’s essays, and his bestselling How Fiction Works, share an abiding preoccupation with how fiction tells its own truths, and with the vocation of the writer in a world haunted by the absence of God. In Serious Noticing, Wood collects his best essays from two decades of his career, supplementing earlier work with autobiographical reflections from his book The Nearest Thing to Life and recent essays from The New Yorker on young writers of extraordinary promise. The result is an essential guide to literature in the new millennium.

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Serious Noticing
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: James Wood
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-14 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The definitive collection of literary essays by The New Yorker’s award-winning longtime book critic Ever since the publication of his first essay collection, The Broken Estate, in 1999, James Wood has been widely regarded as a leading literary critic of the English-speaking world. His essays on canonical writers (Gustav Flaubert,
Michigan Quarterly Review
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: James Wood
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher:

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Alice Brand
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Albert Gallatin Riddle
Categories: Romance fiction, American
Type: BOOK - Published: 1875 - Publisher:

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Wounds of History
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Jill Salberg, Sue Grand
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-08 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Wounds of History takes a new view in psychoanalysis using a trans-generational and social/political/cultural model looking at trauma and its transmission. The view is radical in looking beyond maternal dyads and Oedipal triangles and in its portrayal of a multi-generational world that is no longer hierarchical. This look allows for
The Nearest Thing to Life
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: James Wood
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-28 - Publisher: Brandeis University Press

In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood, noted contributor to the New Yorker, has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives and to rescue

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