- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (November 17, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 039324346X
- ISBN-13: 978-0393243468
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.2 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas Hardcover – November 17, 2014
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These 19 essays were written by Adam Kirsch over the past eight years and have appeared in a number of American publications including the "New Republic" and the "New Yorker".
He analyzes great writers and the literature they create, but his essays themselves become a kind of literature; as he writes: "the critic expresses his own sense of life through his responses to other minds and sensibilities."
These essays are wonderful examples of that sort of intellectual journey. And, in a very personal sense, worthy examples of the sort of criticism I hope to bring to life in my own reviews of works here on Amazon.
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