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[Ebook] ➦ The Nearest Thing to Life By James Wood – Camberleyhotel.co.uk 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 uniue ability to describIn 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 uniue 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 discussi.

Ons of individual works – among others Chekhov’s story ‘The Kiss’ W G Sebald’s The Emigrants and Fitzgerald’s The Blue FlowerWood 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 f.

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Kindle James Wood ☆ Kindle The Nearest Thing to Life PDF × Thing to PDF Ç ☆ camberleyhotel.co.uk James Douglas Graham Wood is an English literary critic essayist and novelist He is currently Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism at Harvard University a part time position and a staff writer at The New Yorker magazineWood advocates an aesthetic approach to literature rather than ideologically driven trends in academic literary criticismWood is noted for coining the genre t

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