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Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: Jean-Paul Sartre, an-Paul Sartre
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

What is Literature? challenges anyone who writes as if literature could be extricated from history or society. But Sartre does more than indict. He offers a definitive statement about the phenomenology of reading, and he goes on to provide a dashing example of how to write a history of literature
What is Literature?
Language: en
Pages: 530
Authors: Arthur Gibson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Peter Lang

The answer to the question 'what is literature?' has not been found. This is the first book-length attempt to find the answer, by one author, since Sartre in his 1948 book with the same title. The book addresses issues such as: how does literature speak to the world; what is
What is Literature?
Language: en
Pages: 632
Authors: Mark Robson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-11 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

An essential guide to understanding literary theory and criticism in the European tradition What is Literature? A Critical Anthology explores the most fundamental question in literary studies. ‘What is literature?’ is the name of a problem that emerges with the idea of literature in European modernity. This volume offers a
What is Literature for?
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Antoine Compagnon
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-07 - Publisher: Collège de France

Along with the theoretical or traditionally historical question “What is literature?”, the critical and political question “What can literature do?” begs an answer. What value do contemporary society and culture ascribe to literature? What utility? What role? “My confidence in the future of literature”, wrote Italo Calvino, consists in the
Is Literature Healthy?
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Josie Billington
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it