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Signs and Wonders

D.J. Enright

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ISBN: 978 1 857545 48 7
Imprint: OxfordPoets
Published: August 2001
198 x 126 x 21 mm
240 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • The Man without qualities is
    essentially exploratory and experimental
    rather than programmatic
    or predetermined. Yet, as we
    expect novels to have a conclusion,
    so we expect thinkers to
    arrive at conclusions.
    Signs and Wonders offers an account of some of the most original
    and powerful writers of our age and of earlier times. The
    book is intended for the general reader, a class to which the
    author is happy to belong. D.J. Enright is alert to the comic or
    otherwise entertaining side of writers often considered intimidatingly
    earnest or metaphysically remote. The author seeks
    throughout to pass on something of the enjoyment, alarm, discoveries
    and reminders which these writers impart. This book
    serves to affirm literature's status as a natural and enriching
    accompaniment to living.
    Dennis Joseph Enright was born in Leamington, Warwickshire in 1920. He taught Englishliterature for 25 years, mainly in the East. He was subsequently poetry editor and directorof Chatto-Windus (1974-1982). In addition to writing poetry, he is a prose-writer (fictionfor adults and children, memoirs and criticism) and has edited various anthologies. Helives ... read more
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