Serious noticing : selected essays, 1997-2019

Book
Published 2020
Item Details
ISBN:
9780374261160
0374261164
Edition:
First American edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
©2019
Description:
vi, 510 pages ; 22 cm
Other Title:
Essays. Selections
Notes:
Originally published in 2019 by Vintage, Great Britain, as Serious noticing: selected essays.
"These essays originally appeared, in slightly different form, in The New Yorker, London Review of Books, and The New Republic"--Title page verso.
Contents:
Fun stuff: homage to Keith Moon
What Chekhov meant by life
Serious noticing
Saul Bellow's comic style
Anna Karenina and characterization
Joseph Roth's empire of signs
Paul Auster's shallowness
Hysterical realism
Bohumil Hrabal's comic world
George Orwell's very English revolution
Jane Austen's heroic consciousness
Cormac McCarthy's the road
Reality examined to the point of madness': László Krasznahorkai
Wounder and wounded
On not going home
Other side of silence: rereading W. G. Sebald
Becoming them
Don Quixote's old and new testaments
Dostoevsky's god
Helen Garner's savage honesty
All and the if: God and metaphor in Melville
Elena Ferrante
Virginia Woolf's Mysticism
Job existed: Primo Levi
Marilynne Robinson
Ismail Kadare
Jenny Erpenbeck
Packing my father-in-law's library.
LCCN:
2019951661
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