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Marvin Mudrick

Ravishing, hilarious literary criticism & classroom dialogue praised by Pauline Kael of the New Yorker and James Wolcott of Vanity Fair.

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    Jane Austen's Irony: Defense and Discovery
    Jane Austen's Irony: Defense and Discovery

    Discover the surprising truths behind Jane Austen’s novels and how they continue to challenge societal norms. In Jane Austen’s Irony: Defense and Discovery, Marvin Mudrick delves into Austen’s use of irony and how it exposes the flaws of society. This book will open your eyes to the genius of Austen’s writing and how it still resonates in today’s world.

    $14.99$24.95
    Nobody Here But Us Chickens
    Nobody Here But Us Chickens

    The man the Village Voice called “the Mickey Spillane of Belles Lettres” and the Washington Post called a “literary curmudgeon, randy iconoclast, and a delight” outdoes himself in his fifth book, an outrageous and virtuoso display of literary and historical portraiture.

    $24.95
    Books Are Not Life But Then What Is?
    Books Are Not Life But Then What Is?

    A collection such as Books Are Not Life, But Then What Is? is an invitation to meet some of them. We meet heroes and monsters and plenty of people in between: Chaucer, Pepys, Rochester, Boswell, Jane Austen (and Anne Elliot), Dickens (and Pecksniff), Pushkin, Tolstoy, Kafka, Edmund Wilson, and many other novelists, scholars, and critics.

    $24.95
    On Culture and Literature
    On Culture and Literature

    In On Culture and Literature Marvin Mudrick explores the work of major figures in a wide range of fields: literature, political and musical criticism, autobiography, the novel and science.

    $24.95
    The Man in the Machine
    The Man in the Machine

    The Man in the Machine consists of new assessments of major writers and critics by the author of whose last book Roger Sale wrote: “T. S. Eliot was not so good a reviewer as Marvin Mudrick is.”

    $39.95
    Mudrick Transcribed
    Mudrick Transcribed

    Mudrick Transcribed contains riveting and comical dialogue from transcripts made in the early 1980s of Marvin Mudrick’s classes and talks. “A one-man commando squad and independent operator, Marvin Mudrick was the most maverick literary critic of his time and ours—ferocious, funny, and fearlessly honest,” says James Wolcott of Vanity Fair.

    $49.95

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