Richard M. Rorty
Birth date: October 04, 1931
Died: June 08, 2007
Richard M. Rorty's Books
I enjoyed the book, and loved the depiction of the crazed Kinbote, but maybe I just had higher expectations from the 4.2 star average rating that this book has. Probably more like a 3.5.
This is the book that let me see that 'post-modern' fiction can be fun and rewarding at the same time that it is challenging and subversive; it doesn't all have to be literary wanking. The story unfolds in the guise of a collection of poems by character John Shade with an accompanying commentary by ...
Structurally, Pale Fire is a bit of an odd duck. It's a (fairly lengthy) poem, written by the fictional poet John Shade. And it's also the forward and annotation, written by the equally fictional, off-balance scholar Charles Kinbote. The annotations are where it gets interesting, for me. The poem wa...
I vow to get back to this book and complete it!
Wonderful book. Almost a year after reading it, I find myself still reflecting on the concepts. Excellent.