Boredom

Spacks Patricia Meyer
This book offers a witty explanation of why boredom both haunts and motivates the literary imagination. Moving from Samuel Johnson to Donald Barthelme, from Jane Austen to Anita Brookner, Spacks shows us at last how we arrived in a postmodern world where boredom is the all-encompassing name we give our... Read More
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This book offers a witty explanation of why boredom both haunts and motivates the literary imagination. Moving from Samuel Johnson to Donald Barthelme, from Jane Austen to Anita Brookner, Spacks shows us at last how we arrived in a postmodern world where boredom is the all-encompassing name we give our discontent. Her book, anything but boring, gives us new insight into the cultural usefulness--and deep interest--of boredom as a state of mind.
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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226768538
ISBN-13 9780226768533
GTIN-13 9780226768533
GTIN-14 09780226768533
Subtitle The Literary History of a State of Mind
Author Spacks Patricia Meyer
Edition 2
Language Code eng
Page Count 304
Publication Date Feb 6, 1995
Dimension 6.31 in 9.23 in 0.94 in