Frank Kermode

Standard Name: Kermode, Frank

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Intertextuality and Influence William Empson
His preface to the first edition acknowledges the influence of I. A. Richards —with whom, however, he also says he disagrees in principle. Richards had been his undergraduate supervisor, and tradition (only slightly exaggerated, says...
Literary responses Christine Brooke-Rose
Though she had already published a novel, CBR said it was this book that first launched her on the literary scene, since it drew critical attention including a top article in the Sunday Times by...
Literary responses Christine Brooke-Rose
Mark Rose calls this collection a difficult, and somewhat miscellaneous book,
Rose, Mark. “Review of A Rhetoric of the Unreal: Studies in Narrative and Structure, Especially of the Fantastic by Christine Brooke-Rose”. Comparative Literature, No. 3, pp. 169 - 71.
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but finds that CBR is at her best when analyzing and revising writers' conceptions.
Rose, Mark. “Review of A Rhetoric of the Unreal: Studies in Narrative and Structure, Especially of the Fantastic by Christine Brooke-Rose”. Comparative Literature, No. 3, pp. 169 - 71.
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Frank Kermode notes that its expository mode [is]...
Literary responses Christine Brooke-Rose
CBR held Guest Chairs at SUNY at Buffalo (1974), New York University (1976), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1979), and Brandeis University (1980).
Birch, Sarah. Christine Brooke-Rose and Contemporary Fiction. Clarendon Press, 1994.
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Her own summary of her career, however, was that she tried...
Literary responses Zadie Smith
This book won the Orange Prize for Fiction (after ZS had twice appeared on its shortlist) and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Tew, Philip. Zadie Smith. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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Reynolds, Nigel, and Anwil Dawar. “Weepy Orange Prize Winner Zadie Says ’I’m lost for words’”. Telegraph.
Frank Kermode , writing in the London Review of Books...
Literary responses Muriel Spark
In 2007 Frank Kermode used this novel as a test case for examining the flattening out process which necessarily accompanies the adaptation of a novel as play or film. This short and relatively slight novel...
Literary responses Muriel Spark
Publication evoked a chorus of praise Frank Kermode , finding this a little miracle of a book, was not untypical.
Stannard, Martin. Muriel Spark. The Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009.
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More recently and less sympathetically, Margaret Moan Rowe saw the social satire and spiritual...
Literary responses Muriel Spark
Frank Kermode , reviewing this novel in The Listener, commented that the great pleasures offered by this writer are contingent upon our being willing to work harder than usual.
Page, Norman. Muriel Spark. Macmillan, 1990.
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Again Graham Greene complimented...
Literary responses Muriel Spark
Reviews in the USA were mostly bad, though Anita Brookner published there a detailed, admiring analysis.
Stannard, Martin. Muriel Spark. The Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009.
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Gabriel Josipovici , reviewing this novel in the Times Literary Supplement, called MSthe best English novelist...
Literary responses Muriel Spark
Spark was horrified when Derek Stanford , her former friend and collaborator, published a book about her in September 1963: Muriel Spark, a Biographical and Critical Study, which she later called packed with factual...
Occupation Rebecca West
RW was one of the judges (along with Stephen Spender , Frank Kermode , David Farrer , and W. L. Webb ) for the award of the first-ever Booker Prize.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
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“Tears, tiffs and triumphs”. Guardian Unlimited.
Reception Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights has continued to compel critical attention. In The Classic, 1975, Frank Kermode devoted extended analysis to the cryptic language patterns in the novel's opening, because, he wrote, it was vital to re-interpret...
Textual Production William Empson
WE published The Structure of Complex Words, a book of criticism which Frank Kermode calls his magnum opus.
Kermode, Frank. “The Savage Life”. London Review of Books, pp. 3 - 5.
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Timeline

22 April 1969
The Booker Prize for the year's best novel was awarded for the first time. The winner was P. H. Newby with Something to Answer For; the judges were chaired by Frank Kermode , and...