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Rocket and Lightship Essays on Literature and Ideas

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ISBN-10: 039324346X

ISBN-13: 9780393243468

Edition: 2014

Authors: Adam Kirsch

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In these brilliant, wide-ranging essays, published over the last seven years in the New Republic, The New Yorker, and elsewhere, renowned American critic Adam Kirsch explores the intersection of literature with larger questions about ideas, history, and society. Kirsch has been described as "elegant and astute . . . [a] critic of the very first order" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times). In Rocket and Lightship he examines the work and lives of writers past and present, from intellectuals Susan Sontag, Hannah Arendt, and Walter Benjamin to novelists including E. M. Forster, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith. Kirsch quotes G. M. Hopkins: "Nor rescue, only rocket and lightship, shone." So,…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 5.90" wide x 8.60" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Adam Kirsch is the author of two collections of poems and several books of poetry criticism. A senior editor at the New Republic and a columnist for Tablet, he also writes for The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.