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The sense of an ending; studies in the theory of fiction

Author: Frank Kermode
Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press, 1967.
Series: Mary Flexner lectures.
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This significant exploration of the relationship of fiction to age-old conception of chaos and crisis brings highly concentrated insights to bear upon some of the most unyielding philosophical and aesthetic enigmas. Mr. Kermode ranges through the works of writers from Plato to Sorokin, showing how men have persistently imposed their "fictions" upon the face of eternity and how these have reflected the apocalyptic  Read more...
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Kermode, Frank, 1919-
Sense of an ending.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1967
(OCoLC)573196467
Online version:
Kermode, Frank, 1919-
Sense of an ending.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1967
(OCoLC)609536187
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Kermode
OCLC Number: 336843
Notes: Lectures delivered at Bryn Mawr College under the title The long perspectives.
Description: xi, 187 pages 21 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. The end --
2. Fictions --
3. World without end or beginning --
4. The modern apocalypse --
5. Literary fiction and reality --
6. Solitary confinement --
Notes.
Series Title: Mary Flexner lectures.
Responsibility: [by] Frank Kermode.

Abstract:

This significant exploration of the relationship of fiction to age-old conception of chaos and crisis brings highly concentrated insights to bear upon some of the most unyielding philosophical and aesthetic enigmas. Mr. Kermode ranges through the works of writers from Plato to Sorokin, showing how men have persistently imposed their "fictions" upon the face of eternity and how these have reflected the apocalyptic spirit. -- back cover.

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by WTYILL@KUK (WorldCat user on 2007-05-17)

Preface ix 1. The End 3 2. Fictions 35 3. World Without End or Beginning 67 4. The Modern Apocalypse 93 5. Literary Fiction and Reality 127 6. Solitary Confinement 155 Notes 181

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