Peculiar Language: Literature as Difference from the Renaissance to James Joyce

Peculiar Language: Literature as Difference from the Renaissance to James Joyce

by Derek Attridge
     
 

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In a lively and provocative fashion, Peculiar Language addresses some of the most intractable problems implicit in discussions of the language of literature. In Derek Attridge's view, all attempts by writers, critics, and literary theorists to define such language have involved self-contradiction; literary language is both set in opposition to ordinary language and

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In a lively and provocative fashion, Peculiar Language addresses some of the most intractable problems implicit in discussions of the language of literature. In Derek Attridge's view, all attempts by writers, critics, and literary theorists to define such language have involved self-contradiction; literary language is both set in opposition to ordinary language and valued for its closeness to authentic speech.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801494079
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
01/22/1988
Series:
7/31/2000
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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