Through the Window

Paperback $15.95

Vintage | Nov 20, 2012 | 272 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780345805508

  • Paperback$15.95

    Vintage | Nov 20, 2012 | 272 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780345805508

  • Ebook$9.99

    Vintage | Nov 20, 2012 | 272 Pages | ISBN 9780345805515

Praise

“A reasoned defense of great writers and great literature. . . . The criticism of a writer like Barnes deserves to be celebrated for its prose at the same time as its intelligence—criticism that functions as its own literary property.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“[A] blissfully intelligent gathering of literary essays.” —Financial Times

“Sparkling. . . . A veritable treasure house of letters on novels and their authors.” —The Millions

The Booker-winning English novelist makes erudite scholarship look easy and effortlessly entertaining.” —The Daily Beast

Table Of Contents

Preface

The Deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald
The ‘Unpoetical’ Clough
George Orwell and the Fucking Elephant
Ford’s The Good Soldier
Ford and Provence
Ford’s Anglican Saint
Kipling’s France
France’s Kipling
The Wisdom of Chamfort
The Man Who Saved Old France
The Profile of Félix Fénéon
Michel Houellebecq and the Sin of Despair
Translating Madame Bovary
Wharton’s The Reef
Homage to Hemingway: a Short Story
Lorrie Moore Takes Wing
Remembering Updike, Remembering Rabbit
Regulating Sorrow

Acknowledgements
Index

Beaks & Geeks
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