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The imaginary library : an essay on literature and society

Author: Alvin B Kernan
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Saul Bellow; Bernard Malamud; Vladimir Nabokov; Vladimir V Nabokov; Bernard Malamud; Saul Bellow
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin B Kernan
ISBN: 0691065047 9780691065045
OCLC Number: 7812960
Description: 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The place of poetry in the world --
ch. 1. The actual and imaginary library: literature as a social institution --
ch. 2. Mighty poets in their misery dead: the death of the poet in Saul Bellow's Humboldt's gift --
ch. 3. "Battering the object": the attack on the literary text in Malamud's The tenants --
ch. 4. Reading Zemblan: the audience disappears in Nabokov's Pale fire --
ch. 5. The taking of the moon: the struggle of the poetic and scientific myths in Norman Mailer's Of a fire on the moon --
ch. 6. Finding the new thing.
Responsibility: Alvin B. Kernan.
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