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The event of literature, Terry Eagleton

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The event of literature
Title
The event of literature
Statement of responsibility
Terry Eagleton
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this characteristically concise, witty, and lucid book, Terry Eagleton turns his attention to the questions we should ask about literature, but rarely do. What is literature? Can we even speak of "literature" at all? What do different literary theories tell us about what texts mean and do? In throwing new light on these and other questions he has raised in previous best-sellers, Eagleton offers a new theory of what we mean by literature. He also shows what it is that a great many different literary theories have in common. In a highly unusual combination of critical theory and analytic philosophy, the author sees all literary work, from novels to poems, as a strategy to contain a reality that seeks to thwart that containment, and in doing so throws up new problems that the work tries to resolve. The "event" of literature, Eagleton argues, consists in this continual transformative encounter, unique and endlessly repeatable. Freewheeling through centuries of critical ideas, he sheds light on the place of literature in our culture, and in doing so reaffirms the value and validity of literary thought today"--
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
The event of literature, Terry Eagleton
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The event of literature, Terry Eagleton
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1npb45
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Realists and nominalists -- What is literature? (1) -- What is literature? (2) -- The nature of fiction -- Strategies
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Extent
1 online resource (xii, 252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300182590
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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