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Literature and the Taste of Knowledge

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ISBN-10: 0521606535

ISBN-13: 9780521606530

Edition: 2005

Authors: Michael Wood

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What does literature know? Does it offer us knowledge of its own or does it only interrupt and question other forms of knowledge? This book answers and prolongs these questions through the close examination of individual works and the exploration of a broad array of examples. Chapters on Henry James, Kafka, and the form of the villanelle are interspersed with wider-ranging inquiries into forms of irony, indirection and the uses of fiction. Examples range from Auden to Proust and Rilke, and from Calvino to Jean Rhys and Yeats.
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Introduction: Among the analogies
What Henry knew
After such knowledge
Kafka and the Third Reich
Seven types of obliquity
Missing dates
The fictionable world
Epilogue: The essays of our life