Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
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.Read more
- New readings of classic texts by authors including Henry James, Proust, Franz Kafka and Jean Rhys
- Combination of close reading with theoretical speculation
- New understandings of the role of ambiguity and irony in literature
Reviews & endorsements
These inspiring discussions offer productive readings of writers who enjoy winking wile playing with literary space. Highly recommended.
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: October 2005
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521606530
- length: 216 pages
- dimensions: 218 x 154 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.33kg
- availability: Available
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.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×