The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation / Edition 1

The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation / Edition 1

by Hayden White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801841151

ISBN-13: 9780801841156

Pub. Date: 08/01/1990

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Hayden White probes the notion of authority in art and literature and examines the problems of meaning—its production, distribution, and consumption—in different historical epochs. In the end, he suggests, the only meaning that history can have is the kind that a narrative imagination gives to it. The secret of the process by which consciousness invests

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Hayden White probes the notion of authority in art and literature and examines the problems of meaning—its production, distribution, and consumption—in different historical epochs. In the end, he suggests, the only meaning that history can have is the kind that a narrative imagination gives to it. The secret of the process by which consciousness invests history with meaning resides in "the content of the form," in the way our narrative capacities transform the present into a fulfillment of a past from which we would wish to have descended.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801841156
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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