Literature against Philosophy, Plato to Derrida: A Defence of Poetry by Mark EdmundsonLiterature against Philosophy, Plato to Derrida: A Defence of Poetry by Mark Edmundson

Literature against Philosophy, Plato to Derrida: A Defence of Poetry

byMark Edmundson

Paperback | June 30, 1995

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This timely book focuses on theory's relations to literary art. It argues that the institutionalization of literary theory, particularly in American universities, has led to an intellectual sterility in which the actual power and scope of literature are overlooked. The book demands to be read by all teachers of literature and theory, and by anyone concerned with the future of literary studies.
Title:Literature against Philosophy, Plato to Derrida: A Defence of PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:June 30, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521485320

ISBN - 13:9780521485326

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Table of Contents

Prologue: an ancient quarrel; 1. Rhetorics of blindness; 2. Polemics against presence; 3. Real history; 4. Foucault Inc.; 5. Under the influence.

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"Literature Against Philsophy may well be our most brilliant synthetic account of the "function of criticism at the present time," an achievement all the more impresive because it entails providing an equally brilliant critique of contemporary "theory". It would be hard to overpraise Edmundson's deeply intelligent and penetrating analysis: not only does he offer an extraordinary glossing of the ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy..." Charles Eric Reeves, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism