Literature and the Taste of Knowledge
Cambridge University Press, 29/09/2005 - 205 من الصفحات
What does literature know? Does it offer us knowledge of its own or does it only interrupt and question other forms of knowledge? This 2005 book seeks to answer and to prolong these questions through the close examination of individual works and the exploration of a broad array of examples. Chapters on Henry James, Kafka, and the form of the villanelle are interspersed with wider-ranging inquiries into forms of irony, indirection and the uses of fiction, with examples ranging from Auden to Proust and Rilke, and from Calvino to Jean Rhys and Yeats. Literature is a form of pretence. But every pretence could tilt us into the real, and many of them do. There is no safe place for the reader: no literalist's haven where fact is always fact; and no paradise of metaphor, where our poems, plays and novels have no truck at all with the harsh and shifting world.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
actual Barthes become believe body called Cambridge can't chapter claim clear close condition course Criticism Densher doesn't don't Empson everything example fact failed feel fiction give going happened hard Henry James horse human idea imagine important impossible instance interesting it's Kafka Kate kind knew knowledge language later laugh least less lies literary literature live London look losing loss lost matter mean Milly mind missing moral move never Nietzsche novel offers officer once ordinary Oxford particular perhaps person philosophical phrase pity play poem poet poetry possible question readers relation remains says seems sense sentence speak story suggests sure talk telling things thought Translated traveller true truth trying turn types understanding University Press villanelle waste whole writing wrong York