The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
Author : Frank Kermode
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2000-04-06
ISBN 10 : 0198031157
ISBN 13 : 9780198031154
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sense of an Ending Book Description:

Frank Kermode is one of our most distinguished critics of English literature. Here, he contributes a new epilogue to his collection of classic lectures on the relationship of fiction to age-old concepts of apocalyptic chaos and crisis. Prompted by the approach of the millennium, he revisits the book which brings his highly concentrated insights to bear on some of the most unyielding philosophical and aesthetic enigmas. Examining the works of writers from Plato to William Burrows, Kermode shows how they have persistently imposed their "fictions" upon the face of eternity and how these have reflected the apocalyptic spirit. Kermode then discusses literature at a time when new fictive explanations, as used by Spenser and Shakespeare, were being devised to fit a world of uncertain beginning and end. He goes on to deal perceptively with modern literature with "traditionalists" such as Yeats, Eliot, and Joyce, as well as contemporary "schismatics," the French "new novelists," and such seminal figures as Jean-Paul Sartre and Samuel Beckett. Whether weighing the difference between modern and earlier modes of apocalyptic thought, considering the degeneration of fiction into myth, or commenting on the vogue of the Absurd, Kermode is distinctly lucid, persuasive, witty, and prodigal of ideas.

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
Author : Julian Barnes
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 150
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 9780099570332
ISBN 13 : 0099570335
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sense of an Ending Book Description:

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2011 Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. The Sense of an Ending is the story of one man coming to terms with the mutable past. Laced with trademark precision, dexterity and insight, it is the work of one of the world's most distinguished writers.

The Sense of an Ending and Other Postmodern Tragedies

The Sense of an Ending and Other Postmodern Tragedies
Author : Rebecca Woodall
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2016
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1052727717
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sense of an Ending and Other Postmodern Tragedies Book Description:

Author supplied keywords: Tragedy; Short story; Metafiction; Postmodern.

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : 1663607710
ISBN 13 : 9781663607713
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sense of an Ending Book Description:

The Sense of an Ending Take III

The Sense of an Ending  Take III
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2015
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1052114825
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sense of an Ending Take III Book Description:

Julian Barnes's novel, The Sense of an Ending, follows his autobiographical meditation on mortality, Nothing to be Frightened Of, in offering a dystopian view of the meaningfulness of existence ("what it all adds up to") in the face of an ending that amounts to annihilation, for the self and ultimately for the cosmos. In this he follows Frank Kermode's elegant study in the theory of fiction, The Sense of an Ending, in which Kermode traces the fate of the modern novel in the wake, as he sees it, of the death of the traditional, biblically-grounded sense of existence as arising, continuing and ending under the providential hand of God. The present article provides the author's own take on these issues, as exemplified in the experience—concurrent with reading Barnes—of a death in the family. The question arises, in this context: How do we assess competing claims to authenticy, and countering claims to mauvais foi, bad faith?

Sense Of An Ending

Sense Of An Ending
Author : Ken Urban
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2015-07-17
ISBN 10 : 9781474248518
ISBN 13 : 1474248519
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sense Of An Ending Book Description:

The weight of what is to come is unbearable. It is crushing me. The sound of the crying, it never ceases. I carry this inside and now tell only you. Charles, a disgraced New York Times journalist, arrives in Rwanda for an exclusive interview with two Hutu nuns. Charged with war crimes, the nuns must convince the world of their innocence during the 1994 genocide. When an unknown survivor contradicts the nuns' story, Charles must decide between saving his career or telling a murkier truth that might condemn the nuns to a life in prison. Ken Urban's award-winning Sense Of An Ending shines a light on journalistic truth and morality amid the atrocity of the Rwandan genocide. The play was produced and published during the twenty-first century anniversary of the genocide, and is a striking and compelling political thriller asking if forgiveness is possible in a world where truth is never simple. Sense Of An Ending was premiered at Theatre503, London, on 12 May 2015.

Apocalyptic Overtures

Apocalyptic Overtures
Author : Richard Dellamora
Publisher : New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press
Total Pages : 242
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : 0813520576
ISBN 13 : 9780813520575
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apocalyptic Overtures Book Description:

Fin de siécle: the phrase evokes at once a sense of decadence, deviant sexuality, and fears that history is coming to an end. For gays, the ends of centuries carry an even greater fear of real endings as they contemplate the Oscar Wilde trials of 1895 and the onset of AIDS just a decade ago. By considering apocalyptic thinking and crises in masculine representation together, Richard Dellamora lets us see what was--and is--at stake in the fin de siécle definitions of gay identity. Issues dominating male homosexual subcultures in the 1890s are still reverberate in our own day and predetermine agendas in the gay community. Dellamora links 19th-century writers not only with E.M. Forster at the turn of the century but also with such contemporary novelists and theorists as Edmund White, Jacques Derrida, and Michael Foucault. Apocalyptic Overtures provides a provocative new context for thinking about gender, literature, and society.

Beyond the Sense of an Ending

Beyond the Sense of an Ending
Author : Diletta De Cristofaro
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2015
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1064645095
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Sense of an Ending Book Description:

A Vision of the World

A Vision of the World
Author : John Cheever
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2021-05-27
ISBN 10 : 9781473572164
ISBN 13 : 1473572169
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Vision of the World Book Description:

The first authorised selected collection of the twentieth-century’s most influential short story writer. SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY JULIAN BARNES Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, John Cheever – variously referred to as ‘Ovid in Ossining’ and the ‘Chekhov of the suburbs’ – forever altered the landscape of contemporary literature. In a career that spanned nearly fifty years, his short stories, often published in the New Yorker, gave voice to the repressed desires and smouldering disappointments of 1950s America as it teetered on the edge of spiritual awakening and sexual liberation in the ensuing Sixties. Up until now, John Cheever’s stories have only been available in Collected Stories, but with Julian Barnes’ selection we have the first fully authorised introduction to Cheever’s work. Satirical, fantastical, sad and transcendent, these are stories that speak directly to the heart of human experience, and remain a testament to the wit and vision of one of the most important and influential short story writers of the twentieth century.

The Only Story

The Only Story
Author : Julian Barnes
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2018-02-01
ISBN 10 : 9781473554795
ISBN 13 : 1473554799
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Only Story Book Description:

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question. First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention. As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen. Tender and wise, The Only Story is a deeply moving novel by one of Britain's greatest mappers of the human heart.