Item Details

The Broken Estate: Essays on Literature and Belief

James Wood
Format
Book
Published
New York : Random House, c1999.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
0375502173
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.
Description
xvi, 270 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes index.
Technical Details
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