Rocket and lightship : essays on literature and ideas
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New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015].
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
814 KIRSC
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Book
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First Edition.
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xi, 305 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780393243468, 039324346X

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"A collection of essays from a "great poet-critic-intellectual" (Daily Beast). In these brilliant, wide-ranging essays, published over the last seven years in the New Republic, The New Yorker, and elsewhere, renowned American critic Adam Kirsch explores the intersection of literature with larger questions about ideas, history, and society. Kirsch has been described as "elegant and astute . . . [a] critic of the very first order" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times). In Rocket and Lightship he examines the work and lives of writers past and present, from intellectuals Susan Sontag, Hannah Arendt, and Walter Benjamin to novelists including E. M. Forster, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith. Kirsch quotes G. M. Hopkins: "Nor rescue, only rocket and lightship, shone." So, according to Kirsch, shines literature: as an unattainable speed, as a moving beacon. Taken together, the provocative and bold essays in Rocket and Lightship show how literature can illuminate questions of meaning, ethics, and politics, and how those questions shape the way we take pleasure in art" --,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kirsch, A. (2015). Rocket and lightship: essays on literature and ideas. First Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kirsch, Adam, 1976-. 2015. Rocket and Lightship: Essays On Literature and Ideas. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kirsch, Adam, 1976-, Rocket and Lightship: Essays On Literature and Ideas. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.

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Kirsch, Adam. Rocket and Lightship: Essays On Literature and Ideas. First Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015. Print.

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