The Matter of High Words: Naturalism, Normativity, and the Postwar Sage

The Matter of High Words: Naturalism, Normativity, and the Postwar Sage

by Robert Chodat

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190682156
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/20/2017
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Robert Chodat is an Associate Professor of English at Boston University, where he specializes in post-WWII American fiction and the relationship between literature and philosophy. He is the author of Worldly Acts and Sentient Things: The Persistence of Agency from Stein to DeLillo (2008).

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Words and Flesh
Chapter 1: Minds, Machines, and Giving a Damn
Chapter 2: That Horeb, That Kansas

Part Two: We Solemnly Publish and Declare
Chapter 3: Sociology to the Scientists
Chapter 4: Puzzles, Pawnshops, and Improvisation
Chapter 5: The Advanced US Citizenship of David Foster Wallace

Afterward
Bibliography

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