By Gabriel Josipovici
pansophic recognition rests. the writer describes paths among those far-off areas of house and time with attribute heat and ingenuity. Proust, Kafka, Woolf, Pasternak, Eliot, Spark, Valéry, and Beckett live right here along Dante, Shakespeare, Sterne, Cervantes, and the Brothers Grimm. every one of those nice writers is some degree of departure for private mirrored image, and a chain of severe essays takes on a moment lifestyles as a ebook of intimate memories and fond remembrances, recalling departed friends
and friends, evoking the discomfort and ecstasy of adolescence, the private fight to be a author, and the life-long undertaking of turning into someone. here's a image of impacts on one of many English language’s such a lot particular voices, and an opinionated, sensual, and trained exposition on Western literature and culture.
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The Teller and the Tale: Essays on Literature & Culture (1995-2015) by Gabriel Josipovici