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The broken estate : essays on literature and belief

Author: James Wood
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a series of essays, Wood relates the work of a number of prominent authors to questions of religious and philosophical belief.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Wood
ISBN: 9780804151900 0804151903
OCLC Number: 863217943
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Sir Thomas More: a man for one season --
Jane Austen's heroic consciousness --
The all and the if: God and metaphor in Melville --
Half against Flaubert --
Gogol's realism --
What Chekhov meant by life --
Knut Hamsun's Christian perversions --
Virginia Woolf's mysticism --
Thomas Mann the master of the not quite --
D.H. Lawrence's occultism --
T.S. Eliot's Christian anti-Semitism --
George Steiner's unreal presence --
Isis Murdoch's philosophy of fiction --
Thomas Pynchon and the problem of allegory --
Against paranoia: the case of Don DeLillo --
John Updike's complacent God --
The monk of fornication: Philip Roth's nihilism --
Toni Morrison's false magic --
Julian Barnes and the problem of knowing too much --
W.G. Sebald's uncertainty --
The broken estate: the legacy of Ernest Renan and Matthew Arnold.
Responsibility: James Wood.

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In a series of essays, Wood relates the work of a number of prominent authors to questions of religious and philosophical belief.

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