Richard Kostelanetz: A person of letters in the contemporary

In the contemporary World

Richard Kostelanetz has been writing literary essays for nearly fifty years. His earlier collections have been devoted to essays on poetry, fiction, visual art, music, culture, performance and politics. Composed mostly of previously uncollected literary essays, written over the past quarter century, ‘A Person of Letters in the Contemporary World’ becomes the first to emphasise literature and literary life in general.