James A.W. Heffernan

James Heffernan talks about his new book,
Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

For an extended TV interview about the book, click here.

For a Descriptive Table of Contents and the Introduction, click here.

To order this book, click on Yale University Press or visit any one of the following: Amazon.com, BN.com, Indiebound.org, or—in England—Yalebooks.co.uk.

For an Expanded Version of the Index to the published book, click here.

Book“A superb manuscript in every way: learned, original, written with elegance and ease, highly readable, and on an important topic. . . . The only book I can think of that is at all like it in scope and importance is Eric Auerbach’s classic study, Mimesis. Like Mimesis, Heffernan’s book takes examples from the whole range of Western literature from Homer and the Bible down to twentieth-century modernism to explore a single topic and to make authoritative and original readings of the examples from the perspective of that topic.”

J. Hillis Miller, Reader’s Report for Yale University Press