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The Object of Literature
     

The Object of Literature

by Pierre Macherey, Michael Sprinker (With), Anthony Cascardi (Contribution by), Richard Macksey (Contribution by)
 

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At once a theoretical meditation of great originality and a historical work of scrupulous scholarship, this new book by Pierre Macherey is his first dealing with literature and theory since his seminal A Theory of Literary Production. Continuing the project of Althusserian theory, Macherey engages in a series of close exegeses of classical texts in French

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At once a theoretical meditation of great originality and a historical work of scrupulous scholarship, this new book by Pierre Macherey is his first dealing with literature and theory since his seminal A Theory of Literary Production. Continuing the project of Althusserian theory, Macherey engages in a series of close exegeses of classical texts in French literature and philosophy, from the late eighteenth century down to the 1970s, that explore the historically variable but thematically similar ways in which literary texts represent philosophical ideas. Throughout the book, Macherey shows the conceptual sophistication—and broad intellectual influence—that literary art has displayed in the modern period.

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"...Macherey's formidable critical intelligence runs through its pages all the same." Vincent P. Pecora, Modern Philology

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ISBN-13:
9780521476782
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series , #14
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

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