What is Literature for?: Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 30 November 2006 by Antoine Compagnon

What is Literature for?: Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 30 November 2006

byAntoine Compagnon

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Along with the theoretical or traditionally historical question “What is literature?”, the critical and political question “What can literature do?” begs an answer. What value do contemporary society and culture ascribe to literature? What utility? What role? “My confidence in the future of literature”, wrote Italo Calvino, consists in the knowledge that there are things that only literature can give us, by means specific to it”. Is this still relevant to us today?

Title:What is Literature for?: Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 30 November 2006Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 7, 2014Publisher:Collège de FranceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:272260275X

ISBN - 13:9782722602755

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