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Are the humanities inconsequent? : interpreting Marx's riddle of the dog

Author: Jerome J McGann
Publisher: Chicago : Prickly Paradigm Press : Distributed by the University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Series: Paradigm (Chicago, Ill.), 36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A spectre is haunting literature today- the spectre of patacriticism. Nowhere is the threat more evident than in the dog riddle propounded by the late Marx: 'Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.' This book, which explains for the first time what Marx meant, works from two assumptions: 1. That the riddle conceals an allegory about book culture and is addressed to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome J McGann
ISBN: 9780979405761 0979405769
OCLC Number: 262883594
Description: 96 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: The Argument --
PSEUDODOXIA ACADEMICA. Inside a dog --
In a word, enlightenment --
An old movie --
Academiana --
An ABC of interdisciplinarity --
Academiana --
Shop talk (fragment of a lexicon) --
In the beginning was the word --
Toronto star --
On sentimental and "second-rate" poetry in the twentieth century --
Recitation considered as a fine art --
Philology in a new key --
The living theatre. POINTED INSTRUMENTS. Yourcenar's empire of the sensuous --
An ax for the frozen sea --
To hans gumbrecht, in the wilderness --
Eunoia: beauty or truth (or what?) --
Prescriptions.
Series Title: Paradigm (Chicago, Ill.), 36.
Responsibility: Jerome McGann.

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Adapting the discontinuous and multitonal critical procedures of works like Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus" and Laura Riding's "Anarchism Is Not Enough", this book subjects literary studies to a  Read more...

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