Anti-Mimesis from Plato to Hitchcock

Anti-Mimesis from Plato to Hitchcock

by Tom Cohen
     
 

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This text exposes the limitations of new historicism and neo-pragmatism through readings of Plato, Bakhtin, Poe, Whitman, and Conrad, which challenge the imposed representational models of meaning. It argues that the role of close reading has been overlooked in an era of representational criticism.  See more details below

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This text exposes the limitations of new historicism and neo-pragmatism through readings of Plato, Bakhtin, Poe, Whitman, and Conrad, which challenge the imposed representational models of meaning. It argues that the role of close reading has been overlooked in an era of representational criticism.

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"...the quixotic and often breathtaking combination of erudition and creativity that characterized de Man's work appears throughout Anti-Mimesis, lending Cohen's work a kind of paradigmatic authority." MLN

"...an excellent book, well worth reading and rereading—in posthumanist or other ways." Cesare Casarino, American Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521460132
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series, #10
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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