Critic James Wood explores how the novel deals with death.
Critic James Wood explores aspects of novelistic technique through a fictional character.
We have talked a lot about life, and its crucial nutrients - thought, talk, sensation, knowing others, our sense of self. How does the novel deal with the end of life, and the absence of all this?
James Wood was the tyro lead fiction reviewer on the Guardian for several years. He now is a professor at Harvard.
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