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Literature and the taste of knowledge

Author: Michael Wood
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Empson lectures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What does literature know? This study offers a lively new look at this very ancient question and calls a large range of modern novels and poems to the witness stand. The writers discussed include Henry James, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, Jean Rhys and many others.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wood, Michael, 1936-
Literature and the taste of knowledge.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)60611033
Named Person: Franz Kafka
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wood
ISBN: 0511130287 9780511130281 0511130880 9780511130885 051112872X 9780511128721 9780521844765 0521844762 9780521606530 0521606535 0511129351 9780511129353 9780511485367 0511485360 1280223936 9781280223938
OCLC Number: 252486543
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 205 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Among the analogies; CHAPTER 1 What Henry knew; CHAPTER 2 After such knowledge; CHAPTER 3 Kafka and the Third Reich; CHAPTER 4 Seven types of obliquity; CHAPTER 5 Missing dates; CHAPTER 6 The fictionable world; Epilogue: The essays of our life; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Empson lectures.
Responsibility: Michael Wood.

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