The Elsewhere Community

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House of Anansi, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 113 pages
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Acclaimed literary critic Hugh Kenner examines Western culture's insatiable need for stimulation encountered elsewhere from the eighteenth century's Grand Tour, to the self-imposed exile of modernist writers, to the disembodied global journeys the Internet avails us today. Kenner brings to this fascinating study knowledge of a wide array of disciplines.Hugh Kenner has written on topics ranging from geodesic domes to Bugs Bunny, but is perhaps best known for The Pound Era, his definitive study of Ezra Pound's life and work.

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A short meditation, ultimately, on books as a gateway to contact with people and places elsewhere, mixing in bits of autobiography and literary history. Kenner deploys some of the anecdotes he had ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In a casual format meant for a general audience, the great critic and scholar of Modernism discusses the essence of literary education in terms of two basic themes: the voyage of discovery and fruits ... Read full review

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Hugh Kenner was a teacher and author 25 books, including The Pound Era, Dublin's Joyce, and the 1997 CBC Massey Lectures, The Elsewhere Community. He died in 2003.

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