Friday, August 20, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Frank Kermode

He lived 90 years, and graced lovers of literature with criticism of poetry, theatre, and fiction.

The Sense of an Ending (OUP, 1967)
Modern Essays (Collins, 1971)
Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne, Renaissance Essays (Routledge, 1971)
Lawrence (Fontana, 1973)
The Classic (Faber, 1975)
The Art of Telling: Essays on Fiction (Harvard UP, 1983)
Forms of Attention (U Chicago P, 1985)
An Appetite for Poetry (Harvard UP, 1989)
Poetry, Narrative, History (Blackwell, 1990)
Not Entitled: A Memoir (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995)
Shakespeare's Language (A. Lane/Penguin, 2000)
Pleasing Myself: from Beowulf to Philip Roth (A. Lane, 2001)
History and Value (Clarendon, 2002)
Concerning E.M. Forster (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009)

Contributors page, Frank Kermode, for London Review of Books (
The Editors, "Frank Kermode and the origins of the LRB," LRB blog (August 19, 2010).
Verlyn Klinkenborg, "Frank Kermode," New York Times (August 19, 2010).
T. Rees Shapiro, "British literary critic Frank Kermode dies at age 90," Washington Post (August 19, 2010).
Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "Frank Kermode, 90, a Critic Who Wrote With Style, Is Dead," New York Times (August 18, 2010).
Alison Flood, "Celebrated critic Frank Kermode dies aged 90," Guardian (August 18, 2010).
John Mullan, "Sir Frank Kermode obituary," Guardian (August 18, 2010).
"Sir Frank Kermode," Telegraph (August 18, 2010).
Christopher Tayler interview with Frank Kermode, Guardian (December 5, 2009).