An artificial wilderness: essays on 20th-century literature
Sven Birkerts explores the impacts of two world wars and the collapse of the assumption of Humanism on a diverse group of modern writers, bringing to light the aspect of a world literature promoting an international perspective. Photographs.
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Wandering The Wilderness Until The Desert Blooms This book by Sven Birkerts -- whose fine essays have appeared in The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere -- may just serve to ... Read full review
An artificial wilderness: essays on 20th-century literatureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Poststructural critics and post-modern American novelists irritate Birkerts because they insert a "membrane of self'' between the work and the reader. His favorite critics are those who, like Walter ... Read full review