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This thing we call literature

Author: Arthur Krystal
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©20 ©2016
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"In his fourth book of essays, acclaimed cultural critic Arthur Krystal surveys the world of letters in its academic, literary, and populist incarnations--just to make sure those divisions still apply. What he finds is that the ground has shifted. With Lionel Trilling at his back, Krystal casts a cold eye on contemporary culture and discerns a lack of discrimination between the truly great and the merely good, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Krystal, Arthur.
This thing we call literature.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015042157
(OCoLC)927363763
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Krystal
ISBN: 9780190272388 0190272384 9780190272395 0190272392
OCLC Number: 936040718
Description: 1 online resource (136 pages)
Contents: What is literature? --
Prélude- Of resistance and celebration --
Should writers reply to reviewers? --
Easy writers: guilty pleasures without the guilt --
It's genre. Not that there's anything wrong with it --
Listing toward oblivion --
"LISTEN to the sound it makes" --
A sad road to everything --
Erich Auerbach: the critic in exile --
The shrinking world of ideas --
Postscript.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Arthur Krystal.

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In his fourth book of essays, acclaimed cultural critic Arthur Krystal surveys the world of letters in its academic, literary, and populist incarnations-just to make sure those divisions still apply.  Read more...

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Krystals essay achieves criticisms most useful task: it sends a reader back to an author with renewed excitement. * Edward Mendelson, The New York Review of Books *

 
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