We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think : : Selected Essays / / Shirley Hazzard; ed. by Brigitta Olubas.

Spanning the 1960s to the 2000s, these nonfiction writings showcase Shirley Hazzard's extensive thinking on global politics, international relations, the history and fraught present of Western literary culture, and postwar life in Europe and Asia. They add essential clarity to the themes that d...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Columbia University Press Complete eBook-Package 2016
Place / Publishing House:New York, NY : : Columbia University Press, , [2016]
Year of Publication:2016
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Physical Description:1 online resource (248 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Shirley Hazzard - Author, Amateur, Intellectual
  • Part 1. Through Literature Itself
  • We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think
  • The Lonely Word
  • Part 2. The Expressive Word
  • A Mind Like a Blade: Review of Muriel Spark, Collected Stories I and The Public Image
  • Review of Jean Rhys, Quartet
  • The Lasting Sickness of Naples: Review of Matilde Serao, Il Ventre di Napoli
  • The New Novel by the New Nobel Prize Winner: Review of Patrick White, The Eye of the Storm
  • Ordinary People: Review of Barbara Pym, Quartet in Autumn and Excellent Women
  • Translating Proust
  • Introduction to Geoffrey Scott's The Portrait of Zélide
  • Introduction to Iris Origo's Leopardi: A Study in Solitude
  • William Maxwell
  • Part 3. Public Themes
  • The Patron Saint of the UN is Pontius Pilate
  • "Gulag" and the Men of Peace
  • The United Nations: Where Governments Go to Church
  • The League of Frightened Men: Why the UN is So Useless
  • UNhelpful: Waldheim's Latest Debacle
  • A Writer's Reflections on the Nuclear Age
  • Part 4. The Great Occasion
  • Canton More Far
  • Papyrology at Naples
  • The Tuscan in Each of Us
  • Part V. Last Words
  • 2003 National Book Award Acceptance
  • The New York Society Library Discussion, September 2012
  • Notes
  • Index