The selected essays of James Wood - our greatest living literary critic and author of How Fiction Works
A brilliant novel from one of the world’s most influential literary critics.
The ‘most influential critic of his generation’ explains what makes him passionate about writing
This exquisite deluxe edition of the Anglican prayer book and literary masterpiece commemorates the 350th anniversary of the 1662 edition intimately familiar to our most enduring writers (Austen, Donne, Swift, the Brontës).
A passionate and effusive outlook on the contemporary literary landscape, from one of its most accomplished critics and appraisers.
A deep, practical anatomy of the novel from ‘the strongest ... literary critic we have’ (New York Review of Books)
A collection of dazzling essays from one of the world's finest and most controversial literary critics.
Now reissued in Vintage paperback alongside the Cape edition of Wood's new novel Upstate – 'Highly intelligent... This is a book that I shall certainly reread, for its comic realism, its warm intelligence, its lack of pretension' A. N. Wilson, Daily Telegraph
James Wood has been called our best young critic. This is not true, he is our best critic, he thinks with a sublime ferocity -Cynthia Ozick.