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The Afterlife: Essays and Criticism By Penelope Fitzgerald Terence Dooley Christopher Carduff Mandy Kirkby,

  • Title: The Afterlife: Essays and Criticism
  • Author: Penelope Fitzgerald Terence Dooley Christopher Carduff Mandy Kirkby
  • ISBN: 9781582433202
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the late novelist and biographer Penelope Fitzgerald, a collection of essays almost all of them unknown to her countless American admirers on books, travel, and her own life and work A good book, wrote John Milton, is the precious life blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life In this generous posthumous collection of herFrom the late novelist and biographer Penelope Fitzgerald, a collection of essays almost all of them unknown to her countless American admirers on books, travel, and her own life and work A good book, wrote John Milton, is the precious life blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life In this generous posthumous collection of her literary essays and reviews, Penelope Fitzgerald celebrates the life beyond life of dozens of master spirits their afterlife not only in the pages of their works but in the minds of their readers, critics, and biographers Here are Fitzgerald s brilliant introductions to the classics Jane Austen s Emma, George Eliot s Middlemarch, the works of Mrs Oliphant as well as considerations of recent novels by Barbara Pym, Carol Shields, Roddy Doyle, and Amy Tan Here too are reviews of several late twentieth century literary biographies, including Richard Holmes s Coleridge, A N Wilson s C S Lewis, and Martin Stannard s Evelyn Waugh reviews that together form a memorable criticism both of life and the art of life writing And here especially are extended explorations of minor figures, the creators of modest,
    The Afterlife Essays and Criticism From the late novelist and biographer Penelope Fitzgerald a collection of essays almost all of them unknown to her countless American admirers on books travel and her own life and work A good book

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    1. Penelope Fitzgerald is an unusual writer sometimes she can be so flat that her prose appears clunky, then just as you are about to get restless, she springs an observation or a quick, deft rhetorical turn that it takes the top of my head off She is truly one of my favorites This collections of essays and knick knacks is a bit of a mixed bag lots of rather prosaic descriptions of novels mostly Victorian that often read like very intelligent book reports than criticism exactly They are worth goin [...]

    2. This is a great collection of texts written by Fitzgerald, published posthumously It includes introductions to some classics, reviews of recent novels by authors such as Carol Shields, Barbara Pym, Roddy Doyle, Amy Tan, Muriel Spark and Richard Yates, among many others It also includes some travel writings, essays on the craft of fiction and autobiographical pieces.Fitzgerald was a wonderful writer Her quiet, reticent and sometimes cryptic style is not always appreciated Hermione Lee rightly say [...]

    3. mostly her reviews of the biographies of notable writers most of whom I have never read , and some other interesting opinion pieces Really happy to have read this If not careful, I may start writing again

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