The Resource The nearest thing to life, James Wood

The nearest thing to life, James Wood

Label
The nearest thing to life
Title
The nearest thing to life
Statement of responsibility
James Wood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood, noted contributor to the New Yorker, has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. The act of reading is understood here as the most sacred and personal of activities, and there are brilliant discussions of individual works--among others, Chekhov's story "The Kiss," W.G. Sebald's The Emigrants, and Penelope Fitzgerald's The Blue Flower
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, James
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Mandel lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wood, James
  • Critics
Label
The nearest thing to life, James Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why? -- Serious noticing -- Using everything -- Secular homelessness
Control code
ocn891001470
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781611687422
Lccn
2014035115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891001470
Label
The nearest thing to life, James Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why? -- Serious noticing -- Using everything -- Secular homelessness
Control code
ocn891001470
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781611687422
Lccn
2014035115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891001470

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