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The event : literature and theory

Author: Ilai Rowner
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is an event? From a philosophical perspective, events are irregular occurrences--moments of change and interruption--categorized by human perception, language, and thought. While philosophers have pored over this subject extensively in recent years, The Event: Literature and Theory seeks to ground it: What is literature's approach to the event? How does literature produce and give testimony to events? Ilai  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rowner, Ilai.
Event
(DLC) 2014024696
(OCoLC)877370254
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ilai Rowner
ISBN: 9780803286504 0803286503
OCLC Number: 895048709
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Historical Event, Narrative Event, Literary Event 2. INTERMEZZO: The Cave in Homer's Odyssey and the Cafe in Marguerite Duras's Moderato Cantabile Part One: Theory3. Martin Heidegger: The Event of Appropriation 4. Maurice Blanchot: The Event of Dying 5. Jacques Derrida: The Non-Advent of the Event 6. Gilles Deleuze: The Becoming of the Event Part Two: Literature7. Toward a Theory of Literary Events: Conceptions and Principles 8. AIR RAID ONE: Marcel Proust's Time Regained 9. Writing Corporeally: A Vital Move 10. AIR RAID TWO: Louis-Ferdinand Celine's Fable for Another Time 11. AIR RAID THREE: T. S. Eliot's "Little Gidding" from Four Quartets 12. Conclusion: Being Is in the Hands of the Event Notes Bibliography Index
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