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    DescriptionPublished when he was thirty-three, "The Broken Estate" is the first book of essays by the man who would become one of America's most esteemed literary critics. Ranging in subject from Jane Austen to John Updike, this collection introduced American readers to a new kind of humanist criticism. Wood is committed to judging literature through its connection with the soul, its appeal to our appetites and identities, and he examines his subjects rigorously, without ever losing sight of the mysterious human impulse that has made these works valuable to generations of readers.


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    Title
    The Broken Estate
    Subtitle
    Essays on Literature and Belief
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Wood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312429560
    ISBN 10: 0312429568
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 495
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 88
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 809.93382
    DC22: 809.93382, 809/.93382
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    B&T Approval Code: A23030000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN3351 .W66 2010
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    25 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Wood is among the few contemporary writers of great consequence. . . . Reading Wood, no matter the book under review, provides enormous pleasure."--"Los Angeles Times""" "Wood is a close reader of genius. . . . There is a wonderful writing throughout this collection, by turns luscious and muscular, committed and disdaining, passionate and minutely considered."--John Banville, "The Irish Times""" "Explores the special realm of fiction with extraordinary sensitivity and incisiveness. In example after example, he makes you understand its geography as you have rarely done before."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "The New York Times""" "In a distinctively impassioned voice, James Wood advances some formidable arguments for what fiction and the truthful deployment of the imagination can be. He is one of literature's true lovers, and his deeply felt, contentious essays are thrilling in their reach and moral seriousness."--Susan Sontag "We have very few critics . . . who can remind us that talking about literature is part of what literature is about, and talking about it with passion, precision, and out of a rich store of reading is a rare and precious gift: it is good for all of us that James Wood has it and we have James Wood."--Gabriel Josipovici, "The Times Literary Supplement"