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Attridge, Derek

Works: 50 works in 397 publications in 4 languages and 15,269 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Drama  Experimental fiction  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR6019.O9, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Derek Attridge
The Cambridge companion to James Joyce by Derek Attridge( Book )
60 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Joyce contains several revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Joyce's politics, a fresh sense of the importance of his engagement with Ireland, and the changes wrought by gender studies on criticism of his work. This Companion gathers an international team of leading scholars who shed light on Joyce's work and life. The contributions are informative, stimulating and full of rich and accessible insights which will provoke thought and discussion in and out of the classroom. The Companion's reading lists and extended bibliography offer readers the necessary tools for further informed exploration of Joyce studies. This volume is designed primarily as a students' reference work (although it is organised so that it can also be read from cover to cover), and will deepen and extend the enjoyment and understanding of Joyce for the new reader
Joyce effects on language, theory, and history by Derek Attridge( )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Derek Attridge's collected essays on James Joyce represent fifteen years of close engagement with the writer and reflects the changing course of Joyce criticism during this period. Attridge examines the way Joyce's writing transforms our understanding of language, literature and history and offers in-depth analysis of Joyce's four major books
Reading and responsibility deconstruction's traces by Derek Attridge( )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is the importance of deconstruction, and the writing of Jacques Derrida in particular, for literary criticism today? Derek Attridge argues that the challenge of Derrida's work for our understanding of literature and its value has still not been fully met
Peculiar language literature as difference from the Renaissance to James Joyce by Derek Attridge( Book )
28 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1988, Peculiar Language is now established as one of the most important discussions of the language of literature. This thought-provoking book challenges traditional notions of literary criticism, arguing that all attempts by writers, critics and literary theorists to define the language of literature have involved self-contradiction. Through examination of key moments in literary history, Derek Attridge demonstrates that such contradictions in accounts of literary language are embedded in our cultural concept of 'literature' and asserts that in order to appreciate the forces that determine the limits of literary language, we must look beyond the realm of the 'literary' and embrace the wider political and social sphere. While key examples have been drawn from the Renaissance, Romanticism and the work of James Joyce, Attridge's unique application of deconstructive methods have ensured that the influence of this book has been felt across the entire field of literary studies. Re-issued as a result of recent critical interest in the book, this edition includes a new preface by the author.; Alongside his new book, The Singularity of Literature, Peculiar Language confirms Derek Attridge's place at the cutting-edge of contemporary critical theory
Acts of literature by Jacques Derrida( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to Derrida's contribution to literary studies, comprising much of Derrida's work on writers such as Shakespeare, Mallarme, Joyce and Kafka, with an introductory essay on deconstruction
The rhythms of English poetry by Derek Attridge( Book )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the way in which poetry in English makes use of rhythm. The author argues that there are three major influences which determine the verse-forms used in any language: the natural rhythm of the spoken language itself; the properties of rhythmic form; and the metrical conventions which have grown up within the literary tradition. He investigates these in order to explain the forms of English verse, and to show how rhythm and metre work as an essential part of the reader's experience of poetry
J.M. Coetzee & the ethics of reading : literature in the event by Derek Attridge( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nobel Prize-winning novelist J. M. Coetzee is one of the most widely taught contemporary writers, but also one of the most elusive. Many critics who have addressed his work have devoted themselves to rendering it more accessible and acceptable, often playing down the features that discomfort and perplex his readers. Yet it is just these features, Derek Attridge argues, that give Coetzee's work its haunting power and offer its greatest rewards. Attridge does justice to this power and these rewards in a study that serves as an introduction for readers new to Coetzee and a stimulus for thought for those who know his work well. Without overlooking the South African dimension of his fiction, Attridge treats Coetzee as a writer who raises questions of central importance to current debates both within literary studies and more widely in the ethical arena. Implicit throughout the book is Attridge's view that literature, more than philosophy, politics, or even religion, does singular justice to our ethical impulses and acts. Attridge follows Coetzee's lead in exploring a number of issues such as interpretation and literary judgment, responsibility to the other, trust and betrayal, artistic commitment, confession, and the problematic idea of truth to the self."
Post-structuralism and the question of history ( Book )
30 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The singularity of literature by Derek Attridge( Book )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is literature? What makes a text "literary" and how do we explain its extraordinary ability to unsettle, intoxicate and delight its readers? Throughout the centuries, influential thinkers have struggled with these questions, but no one has succeeded in pinning down the essence of literature. Derek Attridge invites us to take this resistance to definition as a starting point, in order to explore afresh not only literature, but the wider practices of Western art." "Drawing on a range of philosophical traditions, Attridge here crystallizes many years of thinking about what happens when a writer produces an innovative work or a reader responds to it, at the time of writing or much later. He brings out the implications of regarding the work as an event performed anew each time by the reader, responding to its singularity, inventiveness and otherness. Calling for a "responsible" form of reading that does justice to these aspects of the work, Attridge retheorizes the place of literature in the realm of the ethical. His theory is anchored in scrupulous practice through new readings of well-known texts and, for those wishing to trace the theoretical underpinnings of key arguments or explore the major issues in greater detail, an appendix of "debts and directions" is provided."--BOOK JACKET
Well-weighed syllables : Elizabethan verse in classical metres by Derek Attridge( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing South Africa : literature, apartheid, and democracy 1970-1995 ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antologi af sydafrikanske forfattere
Post-structuralist Joyce : essays from the French by Derek Attridge( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poetic rhythm : an introduction by Derek Attridge( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the first introduction to rhythm and meter that begins where students are: as speakers of English familiar with the rhythms of ordinary spoken language, and of popular verse such as nursery rhymes, songs, and rap. Poetic rhythm builds on this knowledge and experience, taking the reader from the most basic questions about the rhythms of spoken English to the elaborate achievements of past and present poets. Terminology is straightforward, the simple system of scansion that is introduced is suitable for both handwriting and computer use, and there are frequent practical exercises. Chapters deal with the elements of verse, English speech rhythms, the major types of metrical poetry, free verse, and the role of sense and syntax. Poetic rhythm will help readers of poetry experience and enjoy its rhythms in all their power, subtlety, and diversity, and will serve as an invaluable tool for those who wish to write or discuss poetry in English at a basic as well as a more advanced level."--Jacket
Semicolonial Joyce ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Semicolonial Joyce brings together leading commentators on the Irish dimension of Joyce's writing, such as Vincent J. Cheng, Seamus Deane, Enda Duffy, Luke Gibbons, David Lloyd, and Emer Nolan, to present a range of voices rather than a single position on a topic which has had a major impact on Joyce criticism in recent years. Contributors explore Joyce's ambivalent and shifting response to Irish nationalism and reconsider his writing in the context of the history of Western colonialism. The chapters both draw on and question the achievements of postcolonial theory, and provide fresh insights into Joyce's resourceful engagement with political issues that remain highly topical today."--Jacket
James Joyce's Ulysses : a casebook ( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Joyce's Ulysses is probably the most famous-or notorious-novel published in the twentieth century. Its length and difficulty mean that readers often turn to critical studies to help them in getting the most out of it. But the vast quantity of secondary literature on the book poses problems for readers, who often don't know where to begin. This casebook includes some of the most influential critics to have written on Joyce, such as Hugh Kenner and Fritz Senn, as well as newer voices who have made a considerable impact in recent years. A wide range of critical schools is represented, from textual analysis to historical and psychoanalytic approaches, from feminism to post-colonialism. One essay considers the relation between art and life, nature and culture, in Ulysses, while another explores the implications of the impassioned debates about the proper editing of Joyce's great work. In an iconoclastic discussion of the book, Leo Bersani finds reasons for giving up reading Joyce. All the contributions are characterized by scrupulous attention to Joyce's words and a sense of the powerful challenge his work offers to our ways of thinking about ourselves, our world, and our language. Also included are records of some of the conversations Joyce had with his friend Frank Budgen during the composition of Ulysses in Zurich, and in an appendix readers will find a version of the schema which Joyce drew up as a guide to his book. Derek Attridge provides an introduction that offers advice on reading Ulysses for the first time, an account of the remarkable story of its composition, and an outline of the history of the critical reception that has played such an important part in our understanding and enjoyment of this extraordinary work
Meter and meaning : an introduction to rhythm in poetry by Thomas Carper( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the essential guide to meter for anyone who wants to study, write, better appreciate or simply enjoy poetry."--BOOK JACKET
The Cambridge history of South African literature by David Attwell( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"South Africa's unique history has produced literatures in many languages, in oral and written forms, reflecting the diversity in the cultural histories and experience of its peoples. The Cambridge History offers a comprehensive, multi-authored history of South African literature in all the country's eleven official languages (and more minor ones), produced by a team of over forty international experts, including contributors drawn from all of the major regions and language groups of South Africa. It will provide a complete portrait of South Africa's literary production, organised as a chronological history from the oral traditions existing before colonial settlement to the post-apartheid revision of the past. In a field marked by controversy, this volume is more fully representative than any existing account of South Africa's literary history. It will make a unique contribution to Commonwealth, international and postcolonial studies, and serve as a definitive reference work for decades to come"--
Theory after 'theory' by Jane Elliott( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume argues that theory, far from being dead, has undergone major shifts in order to come to terms with the most urgent cultural and political questions of today. Offering an overview of theory's new directions, this groundbreaking collection includes essays on affect, biopolitics, biophilosophy, the aesthetic, and neoliberalism, as well examinations of established areas such as subaltern studies, the postcolonial, and ethics. Influential figures such as Agamben, Badiou, Arendt, Deleuze, Derrida and Meillassoux are examined in a range of contexts. Gathering together some of the top thinkers in the field, this volume not only speculates on the fate of theory but shows its current diversity, encouraging conversation between divergent strands. Each section places the essays in their contexts and stages a comparison between different but ultimately related ways in which key thinkers are moving beyond poststructuralism. <STRONG>Contributors:</STRONG> Amanda Anderson, Ray Brassier, Adriana Cavarero, Eva Cherniavsky, Rey Chow, Claire Colebrook, Laurent Dubreuil, Roberto Esposito, Simon Gikandi, Martin Hagglünd, Peter Hallward, Brian Massumi, Peter Osborne, Elizabeth Povinelli, William Rasch, Henry Staten, Bernard Stiegler, Eugene Thacker, Cary Wolfe, Linda Zerilli
Moving words : forms of English poetry by Derek Attridge( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The contemporary reader of English poetry is able to take pleasure in the sounds and movements of the English language in works written over the past eight centuries, and to find poems that convey powerful emotions and vivid images from this entire period. This book investigates the ways in which poets have exploited the resources of the language as a spoken medium - its characteristic rhythms, its phonetic qualities, its deployment of syntax - to write verse that continues to move and delight. The chapters in the first of the two parts examine a number of issues relating to poetic form: the resurgence of interest in formal questions in recent years, the role of syntactic phrasing in the operation of poetry, the function of rhyme, and the relation between sound and sense. The second part is concerned with rhythm and metre, explaining and demonstrating 'beat prosody' as a tool of poetic analysis, and discussing three major traditions in English versification: the free four-beat form used in much popular verse, the controlled power of the iambic pentameter, and the twentieth-century invention of free verse." --
Ulysses by James Joyce( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a recording of the novel which describes the adventures and exploits of Leopold Bloom as he wanders through Dublin on a single day, June 16, 1904. Set within the context of Homer's Odyssey, Joyce uses stream of consciousness as a literary device to illuminate the internal thoughts of Bloom, his wife, Molly, and other assorted characters
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