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This Space of Writing

This Space of Writing What does literature mean in our time While names like Proust Kafka and Woolf still stand for something what that something actually is has become obscured by the claims of commerce and journalism P

  • Title: This Space of Writing
  • Author: Stephen Mitchelmore
  • ISBN: 9781782799801
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Paperback
  • What does literature mean in our time While names like Proust, Kafka and Woolf still stand for something, what that something actually is has become obscured by the claims of commerce and journalism Perhaps a new form of attention is required Stephen Mitchel began writing online in 1996 and became Britain s first book blogger soon after, developing the form so thaWhat does literature mean in our time While names like Proust, Kafka and Woolf still stand for something, what that something actually is has become obscured by the claims of commerce and journalism Perhaps a new form of attention is required Stephen Mitchel began writing online in 1996 and became Britain s first book blogger soon after, developing the form so that it can respond in kind to the singular space opened by writing Across 44 essays, he discusses among many others the novels of Richard Ford, Jeanette Winterson and Karl Ove Knausgaard, the significance for modern writers of cave paintings and the moai of Easter Island, and the enduring fallacy of Reality Hunger , all the while maintaining a focus on the strange nature of literary space By listening to the echoes and resonances of writing, this book enables a unique encounter with literature that many critics habitually ignore With an introduction by the acclaimed novelist Lars Iyer, This Space of Writing offers a renewed appreciation of the mystery and promise of writing.

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    1. Longer review to come, but for now, this is an essential book for those whose tastes include Josipovici, Blanchot, Knausgaard, Bernard, Beckett, Kafka -you get the general drift. While not every essay is at top level (this could be said about anyone), most contain interesting analyses, comments, challenges to critical orthodoxy, and a persuasive knowledge about writing (from Europe especially). Highly recommended.Longer review here:winnipegreview/2016/07/a-s

    2. This Space of Writing is 280 pages of Stephen Mitchelmore’s thought-provoking insights into how and why we read and write. We follow as he explores the work of acclaimed writers – including Proust, Kafka and Beckett, no less – and digs deep into the processes of writing.Who is Stephen Mitchelmore? He’s widely known as Britain’s first ‘book blogger’, having begun writing online in 1996. This collection of reviews, thoughts, along with snippets about his life, are the culmination of [...]

    3. This collection of essays on literature written by "Britain's first book blogger" is overwhelmingly sad, not for being singular and noble but from someone who is probably built that way emotionally. His corrections to literature proceed from that (for instance he sees David Foster Wallace's suicide as primarily a failure of literary stature, not a clinical one). Pronouncements of decline follow. If Mitchelmore in his anti-philistinism represents the soul of literature, comedy is missing from the [...]

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