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Reading the 21st century : books of the decade, 2000-2009

Author: Stan Persky
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The first decade of the twenty-first century was noteworthy for war, terror, religious revival, economic collapse, and a technological revolution that prompted countless critical responses and gave rise to a paradox: writing flourished, but reading declined. Reading the 21st Century investigates the urgent themes, major works, and crisis of reading in an era of instant communication. In wide-ranging and innovative  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Persky, Stan.
Reading the 21st Century : Books of the Decade, 2000-2009.
Montreal : MQUP, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Persky
ISBN: 9780773586079 0773586075 0773539093 9780773539099
OCLC Number: 806255275
Language Note: English.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages)
Contents: Introduction: In the twilight of literary criticism --
The storyteller : Larry McMurtry --
Indelible : Philip Roth's human stain --
Heroes : Javier Cercas's soldiers of Salamis --
Ignorance in the desert --
The snowflake from the snow : Orhan Pamuk --
In the land of Amos Oz : a tale of love and darkness --
Homeland alone : 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq --
Lost and found : Daniel Mendelsohn --
Walking, seeing, shelving --
The Gods that failed : Richard Dawkins --
Exit strategies : Said, Coetzee, Saramago, Roth --
Other voices, other realms --
Haunted by a spectre : Krugman, Klein, Stiglitz --
Conclusion: Code red --
Appendix: Some prize lists.
Other Titles: Reading the twenty-first century
Responsibility: Stan Persky.
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