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Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas by Adam Kirsch PDF

By Adam Kirsch

ISBN-10: 039324346X

ISBN-13: 9780393243468

A number of essays from a “great poet-critic-intellectual” (Daily Beast).

Adam Kirsch has been defined as "elegant and astute…[a] critic of the first actual order" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times). In those great, wide-ranging essays, released over the past 8 years within the New Republic, The New Yorker, and in different places, Kirsch exhibits how literature can light up questions of that means, ethics, and politics, and the way these questions form the best way we enjoy artwork. In Rocket and Lightship he examines the paintings and lifetime of writers previous and current, from intellectuals Susan Sontag, Hannah Arendt, and Walter Benjamin to novelists together with E. M. Forster, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith. Kirsch costs G. M. Hopkins: "Nor rescue, purely rocket and lightship, shone." So shines literature, in those unflinchingly daring and provocative essays—as an illuminating, regenerative, and immortalizing force.

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