Literature

Kobo ebook | December 1, 1998

byWiddowson, Peter

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"Literature," the latest volume in the highly successful "New Critical Idiom" series, is at once a compact mine of information about the development and more recent discrediting of the concept of "literature," and a reflection on the contemporary nature, place and function of what the literary might mean for us today. Comprehensive in scope, it offers a concise history of the consitution of a canonic concept of "literature" from its earliest origins to the orthodoxies that occurred through the later nineteenth-century to the middle of the twentieth. It also traces its dismantling from the late-60s onward. Finally, the book attemps to recuperate a notion of "the literary" by way of a series of readings of diverse texts. It is an excellent primer for anyone who loves the written word.

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"Literature," the latest volume in the highly successful "New Critical Idiom" series, is at once a compact mine of information about the development and more recent discrediting of the concept of "literature," and a reflection on the contemporary nature, place and function of what the literary might mean for us today. Comprehensive in ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 1, 1998Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0203169433

ISBN - 13:9780203169438

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