This book, first published in 1962, is a collection of twenty-four essays written by Frank Kermode between 1958 and early 1961, and are all concerned with criticism and fiction. Puzzles and Epiphanies: Essays and Reviews 1958-1961 includes essays on the works of James Joyce, William Golding, E. M. Forster, and J. D. Salinger, amongst many others. This book is ideal for students of literature.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Poet and Dancer before Diaghilev 2. On David Jones 3. The Myth-Kitty 4. Hunter and Shaman 5. Counter-Revolution 6. Second Nature (Paul Valéry) 7. Edmund Wilson and Mario Praz 8. Northrop Frye 9. Sillies 10. The One Orderly Product (E. M. Forster) 11. Puzzles and Epiphanies (James Joyce) 12. A Short View of Musil 13. Pasternak 14. The Interpretation of the Times (Christopher Isherwoord and Anthony Powell) 15. Old Orders Changing (Allen Tate and Giuseppe di Lampedusa) 16. Henry Miller and John Betjeman 17. Beckett, Snow, and Pure Poverty 18. Mr. Waugh’s Cities 19. Mr. Greene’s Eggs and Crosses 20. Fit Audience (J. D. Salinger) 21. Mr. Wilson’s People 22. William Golding 23. Durrell and Others 24. Nabokov’s Bend Sinister