The Mirror of Criticism: Selected Reviews, 1977-82

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This collection of shorter critical pieces by Josipovici, one of the most brilliant twentieth-century critics and author of the critically acclaimed The World and the Book (1971), The Lessons of Modernism (1977), an dWriting and the Body (1982), brings together his literary encounters with the greater writers and literature of many cultures.
Contents: Introduction; True Mastery (Dante); What Was Chaucer Really Up To?; Reading the Middle Ages; A Great Critic (Schapiro); Rabelais and the Role of Fiction; A Life and a Half (Cervantes); The Last Great Book (Joyce); Life and Letters (Woolf); The Clarity of Sadness (Kafka); Radiance and Interpretation (Kafka); A Ghost in the City (Benjamin); A Childish Vision (Schulz); A Happy Man (Nabokov); A Sense of Waste (Auden); The Heart of the Mattr (Greene); Body and Mind (Borges); The Ethics of Silence (Beckett); A Modern Poet (Davie); On the Brink of Parable (Malamud); A Triumphant Return (Robbe-Grillet); The Really Real (Bellow); The Demythologizing Imagination (Grass); The Hand and The Eye (Picasso); Three Thousand Years of Poetry (Carmi)^R

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