World, The Text, And The Critic

World, The Text, And The Critic

by Edward W. Said
     
 

Said demonstrates that modern critical discourse has been impressively strengthened by the writings of Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault, for example, and by such influences as Marxism, structuralism, linguistics, and psychoanalysis. He argues, however, that the various methods and schools have had a crippling effect through their tendency to force works of… See more details below

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Said demonstrates that modern critical discourse has been impressively strengthened by the writings of Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault, for example, and by such influences as Marxism, structuralism, linguistics, and psychoanalysis. He argues, however, that the various methods and schools have had a crippling effect through their tendency to force works of literature to meet the requirements of a theory or system, ignoring the complex affiliations binding the texts to the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674961876
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/10/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Secular Criticism

1. The World, the Text, and the Critic

2. Swift's Tory Anarchy

3. Swift as Intellectual

4. Conrad: The Presentation of Narrative

5. On Repetition

6. On Originality

7. roads Taken and Not Taken in Contemporary Criticism

8. Reflections on AMerican "Left" Literary Criticism

9. Criticism Between Culture and System

10. Traveling Theory

11. Raymond Schwab and the Romance of Ideas

12. Islam, Philolgy, and French Culture: Renan and Massignon

Conclusion: Religious Criticism

Notes

Index

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