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The imaginary library : an essay on literature and society / Alvin B. Kernan.


Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1982] .
ISBN 0691065047

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Subjects American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
Amerikaans.
Bellow, Saul. Humboldt's gift.
Gesellschaft.
Gesellschaftskritik.
Letterkunde.
Literatura y sociedad.
Literature and society.
Literatursoziologie.
Littérature et société
Maatschappij.
Malamud, Bernard. Tenants.
Nabokov, Vladimir V. Pale fire.
Roman américain -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Roman.
Schriftsteller.
USA.
Description 186 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
©1982
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-179) and index.
Contents Introduction: The place of poetry in the world -- chapter 1. The actual and imaginary library: literature as a social institution -- chapter 2. Mighty poets in their misery dead: the death of the poet in Saul Bellow's Humboldt's gift -- chapter 3. "Battering the object": the attack on the literary text in Malamud's The tenants -- chapter 4. Reading Zemblan: the audience disappears in Nabokov's Pale fire -- chapter 5. The taking of the moon: the struggle of the poetic and scientific myths in Norman Mailer's Of a fire on the moon -- chapter 6. Finding the new thing.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7812960
(OCoLC)ocm07812960
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Kernan, Alvin B.
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