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The Resource Critics, monsters, fanatics, and other literary essays, Cynthia Ozick

Critics, monsters, fanatics, and other literary essays, Cynthia Ozick

Label
Critics, monsters, fanatics, and other literary essays
Title
Critics, monsters, fanatics, and other literary essays
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Ozick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
An essay collection by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning critic includes a selection of new pieces as well as the author's gauntlet-throwing views on the essential role of critics in establishing a vibrant literary community
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10527453
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ozick, Cynthia
Dewey number
801/.95
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN81
LC item number
.O95 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Critics, monsters, fanatics, and other literary essays, Cynthia Ozick
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Out from Xanadu
  • The rhapsodist
  • "I write because I hate" : William Gass
  • Love and levity at Auschwitz : Martin Amis
  • An empty coffin : H. G. Adler
  • The boys in the alley, the disappearing readers, and the novel's ghostly twin
  • Novel or nothing : Lionel Trilling
  • The 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
Control code
913924284
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780544703711
Lccn
2015037560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Critics, monsters, fanatics, and other literary essays, Cynthia Ozick
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Out from Xanadu
  • The rhapsodist
  • "I write because I hate" : William Gass
  • Love and levity at Auschwitz : Martin Amis
  • An empty coffin : H. G. Adler
  • The boys in the alley, the disappearing readers, and the novel's ghostly twin
  • Novel or nothing : Lionel Trilling
  • The 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
Control code
913924284
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780544703711
Lccn
2015037560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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