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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Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: There is no shortage of testimony to literature’s puzzling, unsettling, intoxicating, affecting, delighting powers. No trivia or quizzes yet. Public users can however freely search the site litertaure view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Very accessible, I’d very much recommend it for anyone interested in reading literature seriously.

Creation and the other. At times, it sent chills down my spine.

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The Singularity of Literature

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How can you rate a book like that? RoutledgeApr 7, – Literary Criticism – pages. Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Returning to arguments begun in his influential volume Peculiar LanguageDerek Attridge here energizes discussion of the literary by forever shifting the terms of debate and offering new perspectives on questions that haunt every reader. Refresh and try again. Sarah rated it it was amazing Nov 27, The Iliad and Beowulf provide attridgd sources of historical information.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Inventive language and the literary event. 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.

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