This thing we call literature / Arthur Krystal.

By: Krystal, Arthur [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York ; Oxford University Press , 2016Description: xiii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780190272371; 0190272376Uniform titles: Essays. Selections Subject(s): 1900-1999 | Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Literature and society | LITERARY COLLECTIONS -- Essays | Literature and society | Literature, Modern | Literatur | Litteratur -- 1900-talet -- historia | Litteratur och samhälleGenre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc.DDC classification: 809 LOC classification: PN771 | .K75 2016Other classification: LCO010000
Contents:
What is literature? -- Prélude- Of resistance and celebration -- Should writers reply to reviewers? -- Easy writers: guilty pleasures without the guilt -- It's genre. Not that there's anything wrong with it -- Listing toward oblivion -- "LISTEN to the sound it makes" -- A sad road to everything -- Erich Auerbach: the critic in exile -- The shrinking world of ideas -- Postscript.
Summary: "This Thing We Call Literature collects ten essays from the combative, cantakerous cultural critic Arthur Krystal. The essays in this compact volume, mostly coming from The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Chronicle of Higher Education--all share Krystal's conviction that literature and the humanities more broadly are going down the tubes"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-136).

What is literature? -- Prélude- Of resistance and celebration -- Should writers reply to reviewers? -- Easy writers: guilty pleasures without the guilt -- It's genre. Not that there's anything wrong with it -- Listing toward oblivion -- "LISTEN to the sound it makes" -- A sad road to everything -- Erich Auerbach: the critic in exile -- The shrinking world of ideas -- Postscript.

"This Thing We Call Literature collects ten essays from the combative, cantakerous cultural critic Arthur Krystal. The essays in this compact volume, mostly coming from The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Chronicle of Higher Education--all share Krystal's conviction that literature and the humanities more broadly are going down the tubes"--

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Arthur Krystal has written for The New Yorker, Harper's, American Scholar, the Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications. He is the author of The Half-Life of an American Essayist, Agitations: Essays on Life and Literature, and Except When I Write:Reflections of a Recovering Critic. He lives in New York City.

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