Cheap Library Books Sale

Fun Stuff and Other Essays, The

Buy Fun Stuff and Other Essays, The from BooksDirect
Published: April 2014
For Ages:
Retail Price: $19.99
YOU Save: $4.00  (20.0%)
Temporarily out of stock Available to Order: 7 to 10 business days depending on publishers availability

Author: James Wood
Category: /
BIC Subject: Literary essays
Published: 01-Apr-2014
Format: Paperback, 0 pages,
ISBN: 9780099575757
Stock Code: 9575757
Product Description
Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works u books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation u The Fun Stuff confirms Wood's pre-eminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of the contemporary novel. In twenty-three passionate, sparkling dispatches u that range over such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy, and Edmund Wilson u Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel. He effortlessly connects his encyclopaedic, eloquent understanding of the literary canon with an equally in-depth analysis of the most important authors writing today, including Cormac McCarthy, Kazuo Ishiguro, and V.S. Naipaul. Included in The Fun Stuff are the title essay on Keith Moon and the lost joys of drumming u which was a finalist for last year's National Magazine Awards u as well as Wood's essay on George Orwell, which Christopher Hitchens selected for the Best American Essays 2010. The Fun Stuff is indispensable reading for anyone who cares about contemporary literature.
Other Items That May Interest You...