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The Resource The event of literature, Terry Eagleton

The event of literature, Terry Eagleton

Label
The event of literature
Title
The event of literature
Statement of responsibility
Terry Eagleton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eagleton, Terry
Dewey number
801/.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PN45
LC item number
.E24 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Criticism
  • Literature
Label
The event of literature, Terry Eagleton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn759174358
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780300178814
Lccn
2012000109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
The event of literature, Terry Eagleton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn759174358
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780300178814
Lccn
2012000109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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