The Sense of an Ending

Hence the extraordinary complexity of the end: the old man's poverty is unchanged, and he remains motionless on the moor; there is obviously nothing the poet can do with his except hope to endure it; and all this is said.

Author: Frank Kermode

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198031154

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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Mimesis

Author: Erich Auerbach

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ISBN: OCLC:237148157

Category: Literature

Page: 524

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The Sense of an Ending

Veronica was hardly suggesting that her mother was offering money in exchange for the pain her daughter had caused me, was she? Or was she? At the same time, it made sense that Veronica didn't give me a simple answer, didn't do or say ...

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446467626

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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'A masterpiece... I would urge you to read - and re-read ' Daily Telegraph **Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 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 retired. 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. Now a major film
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The Sense of an Ending

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school.

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 1784705632

Category: Male friendship

Page: 150

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Now a major film starring Academy Award nominees Jim Broadbent (Iris) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)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 retired. 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.
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Metroland

This special edition contains unseen archive material including letters from early fans such as Philip Larkin and Dodie Smith, contemporary reviews, a deleted scene from the original manuscript as well as an introduction from the author.

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409088745

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A special edition of Julian Barnes’s first novel with an introduction from the author and previously unseen archive material. Christopher and Toni found in each other the perfect companion for that universal adolescent pastime: smirking at the world as you find it. In between training as flaneurs and the grind of school, they cast a cynical eye over their various dislikes: parents with their lives of spotless emptiness, Third Division (North) football teams, God, commuters and girls, and the inhabitants of Metroland: the strip of suburban dormitory Christopher calls home. Longing for real life to begin, Christopher makes for Paris in time for les événements of 1968, only to miss it all in a haze of sex, French theatre and first love. And before long he finds himself drawn inevitably back to Metroland and the very life he was trying to escape... This special edition contains unseen archive material including letters from early fans such as Philip Larkin and Dodie Smith, contemporary reviews, a deleted scene from the original manuscript as well as an introduction from the author.
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Revue Roumaine de Physique

To the time and time-related issues, as seen in literature there are devoted still three papers : "The relationship between our new sense of time and our sense of an ending in tragedy" by S. L. Macey, "Beginnings and Endings: Hesse and ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015018711864

Category: Physics

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The Albany Law Journal

P. 441 , was held the raising of South Carolina the legal end of a prosecution , una window not fastened . ... sense of the rule , the held burglary to open a door that was tightly closed answer of the court in effect is that the ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101065981142

Category: Law

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Albany Law Journal

C. C. 355 , the return of ignoramus on a bill by the grand jury pushing open a window hung upon hinges and has been deemed sufficient . ” 2 Greenl . ... People , 6 Hun , 657 , it was his rights is at an end in the sense ...

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ISBN: OSU:32437010640270

Category: Law

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