The Sense of an Ending

Written By Frank Kermode
The Sense of an Ending
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 06 April 2000
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 3 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Sense of an Ending by author: Frank Kermode which was release on 06 April 2000 and published by Oxford University Press with total page 224 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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 : Frank Kermode
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-04-06
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : 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 ...

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : 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 ...

The Sense of an Ending and Other Postmodern Tragedies

The Sense of an Ending and Other Postmodern Tragedies
  • Author : Rebecca Woodall
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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The Sense of an Ending Take III

The Sense of an Ending  Take III
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : 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 ...

Sense Of An Ending

Sense Of An Ending
  • Author : Ken Urban
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-07-17
  • Total pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : 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 ...

Apocalyptic Overtures

Apocalyptic Overtures
  • Author : Richard Dellamora
  • Publisher : New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : 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 ...

Beyond the Sense of an Ending

Beyond the Sense of an Ending
  • Author : Diletta De Cristofaro
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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A Vision of the World

A Vision of the World
  • Author : John Cheever
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-05-27
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : 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 ...

The Only Story

The Only Story
  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : **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 ...

The Sense of Structure

The Sense of Structure
  • Author : George D. Gopen
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : This composition guide for students teaches writing from the perspective of readers. Rather than laying out grammatical rules, the text focuses on how readers make decisions concerning what a given sentence or paragraph means. This approach is intended to help students realize what they already intu....

The Man in the Red Coat

The Man in the Red Coat
  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-11-07
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days’ shopping. One was a Prince, ...

A History Of The World In 10 1 2 Chapters

A History Of The World In 10 1 2 Chapters
  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-02-23
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : Beginning with an unlikely stowaway's account of life on board Noah's Ark, A History of the World in 101⁄2 Chapters presents a surprising, subversive, fictional history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives. Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten: they are revisited in on ...

Levels of Life

Levels of Life
  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed... In Levels of Life Julian Barnes gives us Nadar, the pioneer balloonist and aerial photographer; he gives us Colonel Fred Burnaby, reluctant adorer of the extravagant Sarah Bernhardt; then, finally, he gives us ...

Death

Death
  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-06-08
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780198031154
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Summary : When it comes to death, is there ever a best case scenario? In this disarmingly witty book, Julian Barnes confronts our unending obsession with the end. He reflects on what it means to miss God, whether death can be good for our careers and why we eventually turn into our ...