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The Art of Telling: Essays on Fiction (Center for International Affairs) Paperback – January 1, 1985

ISBN-13: 978-0674048294 ISBN-10: 0674048296 Edition: Reprint

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Product Details

  • Series: Center for International Affairs
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (January 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0674048296
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674048294
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,416,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Art of Telling is a brilliant and well-articulated presentation of Kermode's argument about how to read a narrative... There can he no doubt that he is one of our best critics (J. Hillis Miller)

The middle ground of serious criticism has so far found its clearest, most wide-ranging advocate in Kermode; and his new book...is an important one - ecumenical, level acute. (Kirkus Reviews)

It is a matter of some moment when a distinguished and dispassionate critic such asFrank Kermode ... offers what he calls a 'recuperative' response to contemporary literary criticism ...Through a careful analysis of authors ranging from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to Joseph Conrad and writers of detective fiction, he demonstrates in this book what can be gained, and what discarded, from all the fury of contemporary criticism ... Here is a badly needed voice of reason. (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

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The Art of Telling is a brilliant and well-articulated presentation of Kermode's argument about how to read a narrative... There can he no doubt that he is one of our best critics (J. Hillis Miller) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Kermode has an international reputation as a literary critic; his book is not an easy read for the neophyte,but a very valuable read for the serious and advanced student of literature.
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Sir Frank Kermode has been a prominent figure in the world of literary criticism since the 1960s. He has been King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge and Professor of Poetry at Harvard. He was knighted in 1991.