Northrop Frye, Anatomy of Criticism

Anatomy of Criticism by Northrop Frye My rating: 5 of 5 stars If I had to choose one book as the foundation for an education in literary criticism and theory, I might choose Anatomy of Criticism; I wish I had read it much earlier. Even if one’s goal were the deconstruction of the concept of … Continue reading Northrop Frye, Anatomy of Criticism

David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell My rating: 2 of 5 stars It was about a decade ago that John Banville rightly called Ian McEwan's Saturday "a dismayingly bad book," and I am sorry to say that I would make the same judgment about this new novel by another maven of mainstream British fiction. I … Continue reading David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks