Peculiar Language by Derek Attridge

By Derek Attridge

First released in 1988, Peculiar Language is now validated as essentially the most very important discussions of the language of literature. This thought-provoking ebook demanding situations conventional notions of literary feedback, arguing that each one makes an attempt via writers, critics and literary theorists to outline the language of literature have concerned self-contradiction. via exam of key moments in literary heritage, Derek Attridge demonstrates that such contradictions in money owed of literary language are embedded in our cultural notion of 'literature' and asserts that during order to understand the forces that ascertain the bounds of literary language, we needs to glance past the world of the 'literary' and include the broader political and social sphere. Re-issued due to sustained serious curiosity within the booklet, this variation incorporates a new preface by way of the author.

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