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Title:
The broken estate : essays on literature and belief
Author:
Wood, James, 1965-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xvi, 270 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Sir Thomas More: a man for one season -- Jane Austen's heroic consciousness -- The all and the if: God and metaphor in Melville -- Half against Flaubert -- Gogol's realism -- What Chekhov meant by life -- Knut Hamsun's Christian perversions -- Virginia Woolf's mysticism -- Thomas Mann the master of the not quite -- D.H. Lawrence's occultism -- T.S. Eliot's Christian anti-Semitism -- George Steiner's unreal presence -- Isis Murdoch's philosophy of fiction -- Thomas Pynchon and the problem of allegory -- Against paranoia: the case of Don DeLillo -- John Updike's complacent God -- The monk of fornication: Philip Roth's nihilism -- Toni Morrison's false magic -- Julian Barnes and the problem of knowing too much -- W.G. Sebald's uncertainty -- The broken estate: the legacy of Ernest Renan and Matthew Arnold.
ISBN:
9780375502170
Format :
Book