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    Free read The Nearest Thing to Life The Nearest Thing to Life [Pdf New] James Wood µ 4 Summary In the essay Serious Noticing James Wood says that the great writers notice the details It is a Chekhovian eye for detail the ability to notice well and seriously the genius for selection that infuses a story and brings it to life He thinks of details as nothing less than bits of life sticking out of the frieze of form imploring us to touc

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    The Nearest Thing to Life [Pdf New] Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ James Wood James Wood µ 4 Summary Wood and me have always gone round and round me thinking him too too flippant about some writing I really like him going all deep haaaarvard about writings I think facile and boring Plus he’s seemed so un generous at times to writers But then over generous to others Well I guess he’s got his reasons and this book has reconciled us somewhatthe wedding is BACK ON joke pleaseThis book is from a series of le

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    The Nearest Thing to Life [Pdf New] James Wood µ 4 Summary Art is the nearest thing to life; it is a mode of amplifying experience and extending our contact with our fellow men beyond the bounds of our personal lot – George EliotGeorge Eliot has provided the perfect epigraph for James Wood's commentary on fiction and its importance in our lives specifically its importa

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    The Nearest Thing to Life [Pdf New] Four stars mainly because he sort of reiterates a few insights that appeared in previous books Not the worst literary crime of all time and I happen to agree with them but there it is But importantly I think he has a beautifully lucid learned and accessible writing style and the way he weaves personal testimony with literary analysis always delights and instructsAnd here's my comprehensive official type review

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    The Nearest Thing to Life [Pdf New] James Wood µ 4 Summary I'm certain it helped that I heard Wood give a reading of the first part of the fourth chapter I had his wonderfully lyrical voice his lilting cadence to accompany the experience of consuming his words on my own

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    The Nearest Thing to Life [Pdf New] Free read The Nearest Thing to Life James Wood is charming weaving sentimental antidotes from his own life with uotations and allusions to the many literary works which have impacted him Waxing nostalgic and introspective on how life matters to us Wood is in his prime He echoes the voice of a sharp literary critic who has softened with ageThe Nearest Thing to Life is a collection of 4 short essays derived from lectures given in the past few years In 'Why

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    The Nearest Thing to Life [Pdf New] The essays collected in this slim volume were originally delivered as lectures They are a very personal blend of memoir and critical reflection from one of the living critics I like bestHe takes his title and epigraph from George Eliot “Art is the nearest thing to life; it is a mode of amplifying experience and extending our co

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    The Nearest Thing to Life [Pdf New] So literature for JW is

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    The Nearest Thing to Life [Pdf New] Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ James Wood Absolutely great Read it twice in one week Can't wait to read it again About life and fiction and the bridge between Made me want to sit down with him for an evening or two and just listen

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    The Nearest Thing to Life [Pdf New] Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ James Wood “Literature like art pushes against time’s fancy—makes us insomniacs in the halls of habit offers to rescue the life of things from the dead”It is neither a coherently organized memoir nor a solid book of criticism but it is very enjoyable What can I say? I'm a sucker for James Wood because I already hold most of his opinions about fiction

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The Nearest Thing to Life Summary ✓ 104 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 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. In the essay Serious Noticing James Wood says that the great writers notice the details It is a Chekhovian eye for detail the ability to notice well and seriously the genius for selection that infuses a story and brings it to life He thinks of details as nothing less than bits of life sticking out of the frieze of form imploring us to touch them Karl Ove Knausgaard Chekhov Elena Ferrante Henry James Saul Bellow are among the many writers he touches upon The essay called Why is introduced with a poignant yet clear eyed description of the memorial service of a friend s brother using that as the springboard for the uestion of why do we die Why do we live What is the point Reading fiction has as profound a role as religion He sprinkles these seeds of ideas before him striding confidently through his essay like a farmer planting out his crops for the umpteenth time He knows exactly how he wants to grow these This is a slim book Why was first published in the New Yorker Secular Homelessness was published in London Review of Books and parts of the other two Serious Noticing and Using Everything appeared in a couple of literary journals Even though I d read a couple of these essays before it was a delight to be reacuaintedIt s wonderful having a guide that so elouently notices the details of the noticers

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The Nearest Thing to Life Summary ✓ 104 Inal 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 ficti. So literature for JW is the nearest thing to life Stories in life and literature are dynamic combinations of surplus I like this definitionLiterary criticism should not be about books but a critical retelling a way of writing through books And I agree with him here tooWhat Goodreads tells us about this book is taken from the back cover and summarizes very well the merits of the books I always wonder who writes those praising blurbs the editor somebody who is paid just to read and write those hooks to attract readersbuyers the author himselfherself

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The Nearest Thing to Life Summary ✓ 104 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. Four stars mainly because he sort of reiterates a few insights that appeared in previous books Not the worst literary crime of all time and I happen to agree with them but there it is But importantly I think he has a beautifully lucid learned and accessible writing style and the way he weaves personal testimony with literary analysis always delights and instructsAnd here s my comprehensive official type review

  • Hardcover
  • 144
  • The Nearest Thing to Life
  • James Wood
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 9780224102049