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Frank Kermode

Frank Kermode

·4.08·7,722 Ratings
“ Seek knowledge from cradle to the grave. ” ― Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
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  • The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction

    2000·
    ·3.96·493 Ratings
    s/t: With a New EpilogueFrank Kermode is one of our most distinguished and beloved critics of English literature. Here, he contributes a new epilogue to his collection of classic lectures on the relationship of fiction to age-old concepts of apocalyptic c
  • Shakespeare's Language

    2001·
    ·4.04·229 Ratings
    A magnum opus from our finest interpreter of The BardThe true biography of Shakespeare--and the only one we need to care about--is in his plays. Frank Kermode, Britain's most distinguished scholar of sixteenth-century and seventeenth-century literature, h
  • The Sword of Honour Trilogy

    1965·
    ·4.25·1,030 Ratings
    This trilogy of novels about World War II, largely based on his own experiences as an army officer, is the crowning achievement of Evelyn Waugh's career. Its central character is Guy Crouchback, head of an ancient but decayed Catholic family, who at first
  • Five Women

    2005·
    ·4.14·314 Ratings
    A combination of two of Musil's books: Drei Frauen (1924) (Three Women – a collection of three short stories) and Vereinigungen (1911) (Unions – a collection of two short stories).The recent translations of The Man Without Qualities and Musil's Diarie
  • Collected Poetry & Prose

    1997·
    ·4.42·1,590 Ratings
    Wallace Stevens' unique voice combined meditative speculation and what he called the "essential gaudiness of poetry" in a body of work of astonishing profusion and exuberance. Now, for the first time, the works of America's supreme poet of the imagination
  • Selected Prose

    1975·
    ·3.98·274 Ratings
    Thirty-one essays-categorized as “essays in generalization,” “appreciations of individual authors,” and “social and religious criticism”- written over a half century. This volume reveals Eliot’s original ideas, cogent conclusions, and skill
  • The Figure in the Carpet and Other Stories

    1986·
    ·3.95·135 Ratings
    The stories in this collection were written mostly between 1888 and 1897, a time when Henry James’s writing was concerned with the art of fiction and the position of the artist in society. The motif and title story, ‘The Figure in the Carpet’, is an
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