Winner of the ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Book Award for Literature Literature and the literary have proved singularly resistant to. In this volume, Derek Attridge ask us to confront with him the resistance to definition in order to explore afresh the singularity of literature. In seeking new. However, as Derek Attridge argues in this outstanding and acclaimed book, none of these capacities is distinctive of literature. What is the singularity of literature.

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The Singularity of Literature

If you have the time, the effort, and the backgroun During my second reading I discovered that this is an absolute gem, and not the clunker I had previously thought it. Added to PP index Total downloads 11, of sihgularity, Recent downloads 6 months 12 41, of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

A passionate and convincing argument for aestheticism. The Singularity of Literature is not only a major contribution to the theory of literature, but also a celebration of the extraordinary pleasure of the literary, for reader, writer, student or critic.


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We provide a free online form to document your learning and a certificate for your records. He is the author or editor of twenty-five books, including Peculiar Language: Want to Read saving…. Sign in Create an account. Probably the most paradoxical book I have ever read.

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Contents Creation and the other. His sustained engagement with alterity, ethics, and innovation is a perfect method of exploring why, exactly, good books matter; and his is one of the best long-form definitions of literature I’ve encountered yet.

Quotes from The Singularity o Paul Bindel rated it really liked it Apr 14, Yara The Narratologist rated it liked it Nov 17, Attridge argues that this resistance to definition and reduction is not a dead end, but a crucial starting point from which to explore anew the power and practices of Western art. Maybe the most important book on the intangible essence of literature and how it affects the world around it and the world within it. The tone was very calm and collected and yet extremely passionate, even piercing.


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The Singularity of Literature by Derek Attridge

Derek Attridge provides a rich new vocabulary for literature, rethinking such terms as “invention,” “singularity,” “otherness,” “alterity,” “performance” and “form. Derek Attridge University of York.

attrdige Several literary examples are discussed in dealing with these questions. Between Truth and Triviality. However, if someone is interested in The book is not very original and does not explain what is it about literature that is so singular: Be the first to ask a question about The Singularity of Literature. Product pricing will be adjusted to match the corresponding currency.