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Department
English
Course
ENG210Y1
Professor
Michael Boughn
Semester
Fall

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What is it that a writer doesNostalgia for a younger timeDrive to compose the world in alanguage that is true to the knowledge of something called the realWhat is the realThese are all elements of a worldview cosmology that is associated with modernityIt is not realIt is a compositionThe difference between a book like Emma and Little Casino is that Emma is situated asa representation of the world and Little Casino situates itself as a compositionA casino is a houseSorrentino manages to capture all the poignancy and heartbreak of the lost world of looking at the world that is gone and attempting to compose it but without yielding to the sentimentality of nostalgiaBook about a moment about the people of that momentIn order to resist nostalgia emerge us into a world of its oppositea world of cruelty and violence and selfdelusionThe crippling reality of who we areWhat saves the book is the formal invention that he locates in the
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