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What the Furies Bring

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In the months following 9/11, while images of the collapsing towers haunted the media, Kenneth Sherman began a course of reading, seeking out authors who believed that literature could address the most extreme circumstances. Sherman contemplates Holocaust survivor Primo Levi, writing under crushing depression; Anne Frank, retaining sanity by diary writing; authors who, ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Porcupine's Quill
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Michael Bryson
Apr 14, 2013 Michael Bryson rated it really liked it
Shelves: lit-crit
Andre Alexis provoked what amounts to a shit storm in Canadian letters when he published an essay in the July 2010 issue of the Walrus titled, The Long Decline. What was in decline? The art of literary criticism.

Weeelll, good criticism is rare, rare, rare. The quality of criticism doesn't go up and down with the cultural tide. Good critics transcend their contexts.

Northrop Frye, Alexis rightly states, was one of them. The decline of newspaper inches devoted to book reviews, Alexis wrongly states
Mar 04, 2015 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
A thoughtful collection of essays discussing the point of view of people who were writing to emotionally survive great hardship and adversity.
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