The Event of Literature

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9780300194135: The Event of Literature

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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An influential literary critic explores anew the discipline to which he has devoted his career, reconsidering previous stances while offering fresh takes on much-studied books and literary theories.

About the Author:

Terry Eagleton is Distinguished Professor of English Literature, University of Lancaster, UK, and Excellence in English Distinguished Visitor, University of Notre Dame, IN.

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Descripción Yale. 1 Paperback(s), 2012. soft. Estado de conservación: New. 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 this witty and lucid book, literary scholar and critic Terry Eagleton throws new light on these and other questions, offering a new theory of what we mean by literature, while also revealing what it is that a great many different literary theories have in common. Eagleton 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. Freewheeling through centuries of critical ideas, he sheds light on the place of literature in our culture, and reaffirms the value and validity of literary thought today."Written with his characteristic wit, verve and insight, The Event of Literature marks a new chapter in the developing thought of our pre-eminent literary theorist."—London Review of Books"In wry, thrifty prose, [the author] surveys a range of theoretical positions in order to ponder a larger question about 'whether there really are such things as common natures in the world.'. A fascinating and often compelling expansion of Eagleton's oeuvre."—Publishers Weekly 252. Nº de ref. de la librería 72252

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