The Art of Telling

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The Art of Telling

Essays on Fiction

By Frank Kermode

Harvard University Press, Paperback, 9780674048294, 240pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1985

Kermode assesses the revolutionary transformations in literary criticism over the last fifteen years and places them in historical perspective. Examining novels ranging in scope from a 1907 bestseller to the avant-garde works of various periods, he includes such writers as Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Michel Butor, and Thomas Pynchon.