Literature as Difference from the Renaissance to James Joyce 2nd Revised edition
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Peculiar Language by Derek Attridge
Book DescriptionFirst published in 1988, Peculiar Language is now established as one of the most important discussions of the language of literature. This thought-provoking book challenges traditional notions of literary criticism, arguing that all attempts by writers, critics and literary theorists to define the language of literature have involved self-contradiction. Through examination of key moments in literary history, Derek Attridge demonstrates that such contradictions in accounts of literary language are embedded in our cultural concept of 'literature' and asserts that in order to appreciate the forces that determine the limits of literary language, we must look beyond the realm of the 'literary' and embrace the wider political and social sphere. Re-issued as a result of sustained critical interest in the book, this edition includes a new preface by the author.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415340571
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Derek Attridge
Acts of Literature, Hardback (December 2015)
First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Work of Literature, Hardback (April 2015)» View all books by Derek Attridge
The Work of Literature presents a fresh approach to the question of the value of literature, posing and responding to questions about the way we read and write about literature, its value to individuals and society, how it is best approached by readers and critics, and how it retains its power to give pleasure over decades and centuries.
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Author Biography - Derek Attridge
Derek Attridge is Professor of English at the University of York, England. He is the author and editor of leading texts on fiction, poetry and literary theory.
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