The Nearest Thing To Life

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9780224102049: The Nearest Thing To Life
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" The Nearest Thing to Life…[proves] that whether in short form or long, printed or spoken word, Wood is a voice worth listening to." (Malcolm Forbes National)

" The Nearest Thing to Life is excellent: both insightful and sensible, a rare enough combination in criticism. Wood’s own noticings are as sharp as ever." (Theo Tait Sunday Times)

"Brief but fascinating discourse." (Max Liu Independent)

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In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives, and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. The act of reading is understood here as the most sacred and personal of activities, and there are brilliant discussions of individual works – among others, Chekhov’s story ‘The Kiss’, W. G. Sebald’s The Emigrants, and Fitzgerald’s The Blue Flower.

Wood reveals his own intimate relationship with the written word: we see the development of a provincial boy growing up in a charged Christian environment, the secret joy of his childhood reading, the links he makes between reading and blasphemy, or between literature and music. The final section discusses fiction in the context of exile and homelessness. The Nearest Thing to Life is not simply a brief, tightly argued book by a man commonly regarded as our finest living critic – it is also an exhilarating personal account that reflects on, and embodies, the fruitful conspiracy between reader and writer (and critic), and asks us to re-consider everything that is at stake when we read and write fiction.

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James Wood
Editorial: Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0224102044 ISBN 13: 9780224102049
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Descripción Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 204 x 138 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives, and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. The act of reading is understood here as the most sacred and personal of activities, and there are brilliant discussions of individual works - among others, Chekhov s story The Kiss , W.G. Sebald s The Emigrants, and Fitzgerald s The Blue Flower. Wood reveals his own intimate relationship with the written word: we see the development of a provincial boy growing up in a charged Christian environment, the secret joy of his childhood reading, the links he makes between reading and blasphemy, or between literature and music. The final section discusses fiction in the context of exile and homelessness. The Nearest Thing to Life is not simply a brief, tightly argued book by a man commonly regarded as our finest living critic - it is also an exhilarating personal account that reflects on, and embodies, the fruitful conspiracy between reader and writer (and critic), and asks us to re-consider everything that is at stake when we read and write fiction. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780224102049

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Descripción Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 204 x 138 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives, and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. The act of reading is understood here as the most sacred and personal of activities, and there are brilliant discussions of individual works - among others, Chekhov s story The Kiss , W.G. Sebald s The Emigrants, and Fitzgerald s The Blue Flower. Wood reveals his own intimate relationship with the written word: we see the development of a provincial boy growing up in a charged Christian environment, the secret joy of his childhood reading, the links he makes between reading and blasphemy, or between literature and music. The final section discusses fiction in the context of exile and homelessness. The Nearest Thing to Life is not simply a brief, tightly argued book by a man commonly regarded as our finest living critic - it is also an exhilarating personal account that reflects on, and embodies, the fruitful conspiracy between reader and writer (and critic), and asks us to re-consider everything that is at stake when we read and write fiction. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780224102049

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Descripción 2015. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 138mm x 204mm x 20mm. Hardcover. In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique a.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 144 pages. 0.289. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780224102049

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Descripción Vintage Publishing. Hardback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Nearest Thing to Life, James Wood, In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives, and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. The act of reading is understood here as the most sacred and personal of activities, and there are brilliant discussions of individual works - among others, Chekhov's story 'The Kiss', W.G. Sebald's The Emigrants, and Fitzgerald's The Blue Flower. Wood reveals his own intimate relationship with the written word: we see the development of a provincial boy growing up in a charged Christian environment, the secret joy of his childhood reading, the links he makes between reading and blasphemy, or between literature and music. The final section discusses fiction in the context of exile and homelessness. The Nearest Thing to Life is not simply a brief, tightly argued book by a man commonly regarded as our finest living critic - it is also an exhilarating personal account that reflects on, and embodies, the fruitful conspiracy between reader and writer (and critic), and asks us to re-consider everything that is at stake when we read and write fiction. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780224102049

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Descripción Jonathan Cape. Estado de conservación: New. Argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives, and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. Num Pages: 144 pages. BIC Classification: DNF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 210 x 138 x 23. Weight in Grams: 284. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780224102049

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