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The Resource Where I'm reading from : the changing world of books, by Tim Parks

Where I'm reading from : the changing world of books, by Tim Parks

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Where I'm reading from : the changing world of books
Title
Where I'm reading from
Title remainder
the changing world of books
Statement of responsibility
by Tim Parks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do we need fiction? Why do books need to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Why should a group of aging Swedish men determine what "world" literature is best? Do books change anything? Did they use to? Do we read to challenge our vision of the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other? In Where I'm Reading From, the internationally acclaimed novelist and critic Tim Parks ranges over a lifetime of critical reading--from Leopardi, Dickens and Chekhov, to Woolf, Lawrence and Bernhard, and on to contemporary work by Jonathan Franzen, Peter Stamm, and many others--to overturn many of our long-held assumptions about literature and its purpose. Taking the form of thirty-eight interlocking essays, Where I'm Reading From examines the rise of the "global" novel and the disappearance of literary styles that do not travel; the changing vocation of the writer today; the increasingly paradoxical effects of translation; the shifting expectations we bring to fiction; the growing stasis of literary criticism; and the problematic relationship between writers' lives and their work. In the end Parks wonders whether writers--and readers--can escape the twin pressures of the new global system and the novel that has become its emblematic genre
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DLC
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Parks, Tim
Dewey number
028/.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z1003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New York Review Books Collections
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  • Books and reading
  • Fiction
  • Authorship
Label
Where I'm reading from : the changing world of books, by Tim Parks
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/517A1317-8701-452D-97A1-3F917DFBFF52/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=448F90D2-FDAA-401C-8FD7-00337B6C5F5B
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Publication
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  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590178850
Lccn
2014046215
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 4419741
  • ocn897001851
  • (OCoLC)897001851
Label
Where I'm reading from : the changing world of books, by Tim Parks
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/517A1317-8701-452D-97A1-3F917DFBFF52/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=448F90D2-FDAA-401C-8FD7-00337B6C5F5B
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590178850
Lccn
2014046215
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 4419741
  • ocn897001851
  • (OCoLC)897001851

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