Why Literature Matters
Permanence and the Politics of ReputationBook - 2001
Through an examination of the work of poets and novelists who have managed to garner honor -- including Shakespeare, Homer, and Emily Dickinson -- and those whose reputations are of more recent vintage and therefore more difficult to evaluate such as Tom Wolfe, Seamus Heaney, and Toni Morrison -- Glenn Arbery explores the title question with elegant prose and subtle criticism.
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 2001
Characteristics: xxvi, 255 p. ; 24 cm