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Revolutions of the Word By Patricia Waugh

Revolutions of the Word by Patricia Waugh

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Provides a collection of manifestos, essays and excerpts giving access to important intellectual contexts which have helped to shape the production and reception of 2Oth-century literature.

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Revolutions of the Word: Intellectual Contexts for the Study of Modern Literature by Patricia Waugh

Literary texts are revived and reformulated by each generation of readers, who bring their own historical understanding to bear on the writing of the past. This reader grapples with attempts to understand the way in which the past is continually rewritten in the present. It provides a collection of manifestos, essays and excerpts which offer access to important intellectual contexts which have helped to shape the production and reception of 20th-century literature. The texts have been grouped according to theses, methodologies and historical movements, with a short, explicatory, introductory essay with each section. The sections thereafter are arranged conceptually, but broadly chronologically, so as to show the various intellectual shifts of the century which have affected the writing and criticism of literature.

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"Well-researched, well-organised and generally convincing...invaluable for its thoroughness in delving into primary sources."--history


"Well-researched, well-organised and generally convincing...invaluable for its thoroughness in delving into primary sources."--history

"Well-researched, well-organised and generally convincing...invaluable for its thoroughness in delving into primary sources."--history


"Well-researched, well-organised and generally convincing...invaluable for its thoroughness in delving into primary sources."--history


Table of Contents

Part 1 Revolutions of the world - looking back on "The Modern Tradition"; language or the revolution of the word; revolution of the word - knowledge. Part 2 Documents, essays, manifestos - manifestos and periodizations; society and self; urbanization and mass society; national identities; war; narratives of the self; gender and sexuality; art, belief and value; the sacred and profane; commitment; myth, tradition and innovation; aesthetics and ethics; theories and varieties of knowledge; epistemologies; philosophies of science and critiques of mind; time and space; representation and the image.

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GOR005081900
Revolutions of the Word: Intellectual Contexts for the Study of Modern Literature by Patricia Waugh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder Arnold
1996-11-01
320
0340645601
9780340645604
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