Literature and the Taste of Knowledge

Literature and the Taste of Knowledge

by Michael Wood
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521844762

ISBN-13: 9780521844765

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What does literature know? Does it offer us knowledge of its own or does it only interrupt and question other forms of knowledge? This book answers and prolongs these questions through the close examination of individual works and the exploration of a broad array of examples. Chapters on Henry James, Kafka, and the form of the villanelle are interspersed with wider

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What does literature know? Does it offer us knowledge of its own or does it only interrupt and question other forms of knowledge? This book answers and prolongs these questions through the close examination of individual works and the exploration of a broad array of examples. Chapters on Henry James, Kafka, and the form of the villanelle are interspersed with wider-ranging inquiries into forms of irony, indirection and the uses of fiction. Examples range from Auden to Proust and Rilke, and from Calvino to Jean Rhys and Yeats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521844765
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Series:
Empson Lectures Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: among the analogies; 1. What Henry knew; 2. After such knowledge; 3. Kafka and the Third Reich; 4. Seven types of obliquity; 5. Missing dates; 6. The fictionable world; Epilogue: the essays of our life.

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