In this collection, Tim Parks depicts the dynamic relationships between authors, their work, and their readers, exploring the underlying values and patterns that guide authors in both their writing and their lives. In a wide-ranging series of chapters, he reveals how style and content in a novel reflect a whole pattern of communication and positioning in the author's ordinary and daily behavior. We see how life and work are deeply enmeshed in the work of writers as diverse as Charles Dickens, Feodor Dostoevsky, James Joyce, Anton Chekhov, Philip Roth, Julian Barnes, Peter Stamm, and Geoff Dyer, among others. Parks further shows us how readers' reactions to these writers and their works are inevitably connected to these communicative patterns, establishing a relationship that goes beyond aesthetic appreciation. This collection seeks to show with clarity how, through reading novels, readers' lives inevitably become entangled with authors' lives.

Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them, 2016-08-02.

Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them

PARKS, TIMOTHY HAROLD
2016-08-02

Abstract

In this collection, Tim Parks depicts the dynamic relationships between authors, their work, and their readers, exploring the underlying values and patterns that guide authors in both their writing and their lives. In a wide-ranging series of chapters, he reveals how style and content in a novel reflect a whole pattern of communication and positioning in the author's ordinary and daily behavior. We see how life and work are deeply enmeshed in the work of writers as diverse as Charles Dickens, Feodor Dostoevsky, James Joyce, Anton Chekhov, Philip Roth, Julian Barnes, Peter Stamm, and Geoff Dyer, among others. Parks further shows us how readers' reactions to these writers and their works are inevitably connected to these communicative patterns, establishing a relationship that goes beyond aesthetic appreciation. This collection seeks to show with clarity how, through reading novels, readers' lives inevitably become entangled with authors' lives.
eng
9780300215366
308
US
New Haven
Yale University Press
STAMPA
internazionale
esperti anonimi
Settore L-LIN/11 - Lingue e Letterature Anglo-Americane
Settore L-LIN/10 - Letteratura Inglese
This books brings together many years of reflections on the dynamics that link a writer and his or her work. Where The Novel: a Survival Skill concentrates on the theory behind these ideas as applied to just four writers, this book looks at a wide range of writers, not only English and American, but from various other nations.
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