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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However, no definition has been able to pin down the peculiarity of literature or to chart our experience of the literary. Melee Malchan rated it really liked it Mar 10, The tone was very calm and collected and yet extremely passionate, even piercing.

Form, meaning, context 9. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. Published May 19th by Routledge first published April 8th Calling for a type of reading that does justice to these aspects of the literary work, he explores literature as event or performance and brilliantly retheorizes its place in the realm of the ethical.

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Inventive language and the literary event 5. The Singularity of Literature. Definition of Literature in Aesthetics categorize this paper. Refresh and try again. Probably the most paradoxical book I have ever read.

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: Steven rated it really liked it Jul 03, Responsibility and ethics Open Preview See attricge Problem? Inventive language and the literary event.

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We provide a free online form to document your learning and a certificate for your records. Derek Attridge provides a rich new vocabulary for literature, rethinking such terms as “invention,” “singularity,” “otherness,” “alterity,” “performance” and “form.

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