Hadley Park Branch Library is closed Saturday, October 19.

The fun stuff, and other essays: And Other Essays

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2012.
Language:
English
Description

Following The Broken Estate , The Irresponsible Self , and How Fiction Works --books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation-- The Fun Stuff c onfirms Wood's preeminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of the contemporary novel. In twenty-three passionate, sparkling dispatches--that range over such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy, Leon Tolstoy, Edmund Wilson, and Mikhail Lermontov--Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel. He effortlessly connects his encyclopedic, passionate understanding of the literary canon with an equally in-depth analysis of the most important authors writing today, including Cormac McCarthy, Lydia Davis, Aleksandar Hemon, and Michel Houellebecq. Included in The Fun Stuff are the title essay on Keith Moon and the lost joys of drumming--which was a finalist for last year's National Magazine Awards--as well as Wood's essay on George Orwell, which Christopher Hitchens selected for the Best American Essays 2010 . The Fun Stuff is indispensable reading for anyone who cares about contemporary literature.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780374159566
9781483061320
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b8ba3f2c-a9fa-adf1-fc51-fe77c3f017aa
Grouping Title fun stuff and other essays
Grouping Author wood james
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-10-18 22:43:46PM
Last Indexed 2019-10-18 23:46:42PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author James Wood
author_display Wood, James
available_at_catalog Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description In twenty-three passionate, sparkling dispatches--which range over such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy, Edmund Wilson, and Mikhail Lermontov--literary critic James Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel. He effortlessly connects his encyclopedic, passionate understanding of the literary canon with an equally in-depth analysis of the most important authors writing today, including Cormac McCarthy, Lydia Davis, and Aleksandar Hemon.
format_catalog Book
eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id b8ba3f2c-a9fa-adf1-fc51-fe77c3f017aa
isbn 9780374159566
9781483061320
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000397789 35192043326267 Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction 824.92 W895f 1 false false On Shelf MN
ils:CARL0000397789 35192043326259 Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction 824.92 W895f 1 false false On Shelf GH
overdrive:61d235c5-7690-4387-9bd3-c0f312c02494 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Checked Out
itype_catalog
Book
last_indexed 2019-10-19T04:46:42.895Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Essays
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 824.92 W895f
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
primary_isbn 9780374159566
publishDate 2012
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000397789 Book Books 1st ed. English Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. viii, 339 p. ; 22 cm.
overdrive:61d235c5-7690-4387-9bd3-c0f312c02494 eAudiobook Audio Books English Blackstone Publishing 2012
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000397789 35192043326267 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000397789 35192043326259 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:61d235c5-7690-4387-9bd3-c0f312c02494 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
subject_facet English essays -- 21st century
Literature -- History and criticism
title_display The fun stuff, and other essays
title_full The Fun Stuff And Other Essays
The fun stuff, and other essays / James Wood
title_short The fun stuff, and other essays
title_sub And Other Essays
topic_facet English essays
Essays
History and criticism
Literature
Nonfiction