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

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

Label
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
Tim Parks
Title variation
Where I am reading from
Creator
Author
Subject
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parks, Tim
Dewey number
028/.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z1003
LC item number
.P236 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books collections
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Books and reading
  • Fiction
  • Authorship
Label
Where I'm reading from : the changing world of books, Tim Parks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Why readers disagree
  • Where i'm reading from
  • II:
  • The book in the world.
  • What's wrong with the Nobel?
  • A game without rules
  • Most favored nations
  • Writing adrift in the world
  • Art that stays home
  • Writing without style
  • I:
  • Literature and bureaucracy
  • In the chloroformed sanctuary
  • Writers into saints
  • III:
  • The writer's world.
  • The writer's job
  • Writing to win
  • Does money make us write better?
  • Fear and courage
  • To tell and not to tell
  • The world around the book.
  • Stupid questions
  • The chattering mind
  • Trapped inside the novel
  • Changing our stories
  • Writing to death
  • IV:
  • Writing across worlds.
  • "Are you the Tim Parks who...?"
  • Ugly Americans abroad
  • Your English is showing
  • Do we need stories?
  • Learning to speak American
  • In praise of the language police
  • Translating in the dark
  • Listening for the jabberwock
  • In the wilds of leopardi
  • Echoes from the gloom
  • My novel, their culture
  • Why finish books?
  • E-books are for grown-ups
  • Does copyright matter?
  • The dull new global novel
  • Reading it wrong
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781590178843
Lccn
2014040981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn896953731
  • (OCoLC)896953731
Label
Where I'm reading from : the changing world of books, Tim Parks
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Why readers disagree
  • Where i'm reading from
  • II:
  • The book in the world.
  • What's wrong with the Nobel?
  • A game without rules
  • Most favored nations
  • Writing adrift in the world
  • Art that stays home
  • Writing without style
  • I:
  • Literature and bureaucracy
  • In the chloroformed sanctuary
  • Writers into saints
  • III:
  • The writer's world.
  • The writer's job
  • Writing to win
  • Does money make us write better?
  • Fear and courage
  • To tell and not to tell
  • The world around the book.
  • Stupid questions
  • The chattering mind
  • Trapped inside the novel
  • Changing our stories
  • Writing to death
  • IV:
  • Writing across worlds.
  • "Are you the Tim Parks who...?"
  • Ugly Americans abroad
  • Your English is showing
  • Do we need stories?
  • Learning to speak American
  • In praise of the language police
  • Translating in the dark
  • Listening for the jabberwock
  • In the wilds of leopardi
  • Echoes from the gloom
  • My novel, their culture
  • Why finish books?
  • E-books are for grown-ups
  • Does copyright matter?
  • The dull new global novel
  • Reading it wrong
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781590178843
Lccn
2014040981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn896953731
  • (OCoLC)896953731

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