Not Entitled: A Memoir

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Macmillan, Jun 4, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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From a great critic of english literature, a different kind of text: a luminous account of his own life. Throughout this uniquely personal work, Frank Kermode touches on the deeper, lighter, ineffable issues of autobiography, and he does so with his characteristic grace, precision, and amused wisdom. Tracing his life from his childhood through his six years in the Royal Navy during World War II, from his student days in Liverpool to his battles at Cambridge over the literature curriculum and faculty, he shows us the miraculous connections between life and literature, between the world and the word; more, he transforms and ennobles both.
  

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Not entitled: a memoir

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Kermode, scholar, critic, and teacher of English literature for nearly 50 years, has written a perceptive autobiography that is dry in wit, sharp in detail, but oddly distanced from its subject. The ... Read full review

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I was interested in this book only because I learned that Frank Kermode also spent his childhood on the Isle of Man where Fletcher Christian lived as a boy, of course many years previously. However I ... Read full review

Contents

i Man to Man
3
11 My Mad Captains
82
m The Rest
153
vi The Flight
259
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About the author (1999)

Frank Kermode has written and edited many works, including Forms of Meaning and The Oxford Book of Letters. He lives in Cambridge, England, and teaches frequently in the United States.

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