Something Said: Essays

Something Said: Essays

by Gilbert Sorrentino
     
 

For over four decades, Gilbert Sorrentino has produced brilliant, penetrating essays and reviews, each one an uncompromising statement of what is good - and what is not - in literature and culture. Something Said collects in a single volume these definitive readings of such major twentieth-century innovators as William Carlos Williams, Edward Dahlberg, Hubert Selby

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For over four decades, Gilbert Sorrentino has produced brilliant, penetrating essays and reviews, each one an uncompromising statement of what is good - and what is not - in literature and culture. Something Said collects in a single volume these definitive readings of such major twentieth-century innovators as William Carlos Williams, Edward Dahlberg, Hubert Selby, John Hawkes, Flann O'Brien, William Gaddis, Italo Calvino, John Hawkes, and Robert Creeley, along with critical writings on film, pop culture, and visual art. Featuring seventy-two pieces in all, this new expanded edition includes twenty-five pieces written since the publication of the first edition in 1984, and demonstrates Sorrentino's concern for the craft of writing and the development of an American aesthetic.

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"I recommend this book to all readers."--New York Times

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Library Journal
Sorrentino here revises his 1984 collection of essays with the addition of 25 new pieces. Sorrentino waxes mostly about things literary, including good bits on William Carlos Williams, James Joyce, and Flann O'Brien, who have greatly influenced his fiction, but covers a few other areas of the arts as well. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564783103
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
American Literature (Dalkey Archive) Series
Edition description:
2nd ed.
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Gilbert Sorrentino (1929-2006) is the most influential American novelist of the past forty years, and his work represents American fiction at its best and most daring. He was an editor for the literary magazines Neon and Kulcher, and later at Grove Press in the 1960s. He taught at Stanford University from 1982 to 1999. His novels include The Sky Changes, Steelwork, Aberration of Starlight, Mulligan Stew, and The Abyss of Human Illusion.

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