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Sir Frank Kermode

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(1919–2010), literary critic, born in Douglas, Isle of Man, studied at the University of Liverpool. He held academic posts at the universities of Newcastle, Reading, Manchester, ...

Kermode, Sir Frank

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2013

..., Sir Frank ( 1919–2010 ) English literary critic and scholar. His extensive and varied output includes the New Arden edition of The Tempest ( 1954 ) and Shakespeare’s Language ( 2001...

Kermode, Sir Frank

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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2013
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Literature
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207 words

..., Sir Frank ( 1919–2010 ) Literary critic , he studied at the University of Liverpool, and served in the Royal Navy in the Second World War. He held a succession of academic posts resigning from his Professorship at Cambridge in 1982 . His critical studies alternated between the English Renaissance—beginning with an edition of The Tempest ( 1954 )—and 20th‐century literature, in which he championed the works of Wallace Stevens and Ford Madox Ford . His most influential early books are Romantic Image ( 1957 ), which demonstrates continuities...

Kermode, Sir Frank

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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..., Sir Frank ( 1919–2010 ) Literary critic , born in Douglas, Isle of Man. He studied at the University of Liverpool, and served in the Royal Navy in the Second World War. He held a succession of academic posts at the universities of Newcastle, Reading, Manchester, Bristol, London, and Cambridge, resigning in 1982 . His critical studies alternated between the English Renaissance—beginning with an edition of The Tempest ( 1954 )—and 20th‐century literature, in which he championed the works of Wallace Stevens and Ford Madox Ford . His most influential...

Kermode, [Sir John] Frank

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., [Sir John] Frank ( 1919–2010 ) British literary scholar and critic The Romantic Image ( 1957 ) Non-Fiction The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction ( 1967 ) Non-Fiction Genesis of Secrecy ( 1979 ) Non-Fiction Essays on Fiction 1971–82 ( 1983 ) Non-Fiction Forms of Attention ( 1985 ) Non-Fiction History and Value: The Clarendon Lectures and the Northcliffe Lectures 1987 ( 1988 ) Non-Fiction An Appetite for Poetry: Essays in Literary Interpretation ( 1989 ) Non-Fiction The Uses of Error ( 1990 ) Non-Fiction Not...

Sir Frank Kermode

Sir Frank Kermode  

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(1919–2010),literary critic, born in Douglas, Isle of Man, studied at the University of Liverpool. He held academic posts at the universities of Newcastle, Reading, Manchester, Bristol, London, and ...
London Review of Books

London Review of Books  

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A literary and cultural review founded in 1979 and edited by Karl Miller (1931– ), in conscious emulation of the New York Review of Books (founded 1963). It has published critical essays and articles ...
Encounter

Encounter  

A political, cultural, and literary review, founded in 1953, originally edited by S. Spender and Irving Kristol. It was the vehicle for N. Mitford's celebrated formulation of the ‘U’ and ‘Non‐U’ ...
Essays in Criticism

Essays in Criticism  

Three series of essays by M. Arnold (1865, 1888, 1910).
Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë  

(1818–48)Novelist and poet, sister of Charlotte and Anne Brontë. She briefly attended the school at Cowan Bridge with Charlotte in 1824–5, and was then educated largely at home, where ...
John Berryman

John Berryman  

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(1914–72),American poet. Much of his poetry is anguished and confessional, exploring personal guilts and religious doubts. His works include Poems (1942), The Dispossessed (1948), and Homage to ...
Apocalypse

Apocalypse  

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The complete final destruction of the world, especially as described in the biblical book of Revelation. The word is recorded from Old English, and comes ultimately, via Old French and ecclesiastical ...
New York Review of Books

New York Review of Books  

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(1963–),founded during a printers' strike against New York newspapers as a single-issue journal to dramatize the need for a new kind of book review as well as to fill the gap left by the suspension ...
apocalyptic literature

apocalyptic literature  

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The word ‘apocalypse’ means a ‘revelation’ or ‘unveiling’, so an apocalyptic book claims to reveal things which are normally hidden or to reveal the future. The Jewish Apocalyptic books belong ...
hermeneutics

hermeneutics  

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The branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts.
London Review of Books

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
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131 words

...emulation of the New York Review of Books (founded 1963 ) in both design and editorial approach. It has published critical essays and articles by many of the most prominent critics and scholars of the day, including Christopher Ricks , John Bayley , Frank Kermode , A. J. P. Taylor , David Lodge , Sir Peter Medawar ( 1915–87 ), and Dan Jacobson , and has published poems and fiction by Seamus Heaney , Nadine Gordimer , Gavin Ewart , Douglas Dunn , Tom Paulin , Ted Hughes , Peter Redgrove , Derek Walcott , and many...

Fiction

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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...Imaginary: Charting Literary Anthropology . Baltimore, 1993. Kasics, Kaspar . Literatur und Fiktion: Zur Theorie und Geschichte der literarischen Kommunikation . Heidelberg, 1990. Keller, Ulrich . Fiktionalität als literaturwissenschaftliche Kategorie . Heidelberg, 1980. Kermode, Frank . The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction . New York and Oxford, 1967. Martinez-Bonati, Félix . Fictive Discourse and the Structures of Literature: A Phenomenological Approach . Translated by Philip W. Silver with the author. Ithaca, N.Y., 1981. Merrell,...

Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

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Current Version:
2011
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Religion
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6,206 words

...The Talmudic and Midrashic Evidence . Hamden, Conn.: Archon, 1976. Rendtorff, R. The Old Testament: An Introduction . Philadelphia: Fortress, 1986. Williams, James G. “Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.” In The Literary Guide to the Bible , edited by R. Alter and F. Kermode , pp. 263-282. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987. Commentaries Alter, Robert . The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary . New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Bartholomew, Craig G. Ecclesiastes . Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic...

Fiction, Biblical

Fiction, Biblical   Reference library

Magdalena Mączyńska

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

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2016
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Religion, Art & Architecture
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7,198 words

...are shaped by a strong apocalyptic undercurrent. Even as twentieth-century novelists continued to appropriate scriptural material, the Bible’s relationship with literature became the subject of systematic study by literary scholars, including Northrop Frye, Robert Alter, Frank Kermode, and Harold Bloom. Against the Grain: The Literature of Suspicion. In the second half of the twentieth century, literary theory and practice grappled with questions of canonicity. Who decides which works belong in the canon? How do these decisions reflect larger relations of...

Fiction

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Peter McCormick and Wolfgang Iser

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
4,354 words

...University Press, 2001. Kasics, Kaspar . Literatur und Fiktion: Zur Theorie und Geschichte der literarischen Kommunikation . Heidelberg, Germany: Winter, 1990. Keller, Ulrich . Fiktionalität als literaturwissenschaftliche Kategorie . Heidelberg, Germany: Winter, 1980. Kermode, Frank . The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction . New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967. Martinez-Bonati, Félix . Fictive Discourse and the Structures of Literature: A Phenomenological Approach . Translated by Philip W. Silver with the author. Ithaca...

Genesis

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
11,059 words
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....” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 25 (1983): 3–16. Fishbane, Michael . Text and Texture: Close Readings of Selected Biblical Texts . New York: Schocken, 1979. Fokkelman, Jan P. “Genesis.” In The Literary Guide to the Bible , edited by Robert Alter and Frank Kermode , 36–55. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987. Jensen, H. J. L. “ Über den Ursprung der Kultur und der Völker: Eine transformationskritische Analyse von Komplementarität und Verlauf in der Jahwistischen Urgeschichte .” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 2...

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