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Foucault and fiction : the experience book

Author: Timothy O'Leary
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2009.
Series: Continuum literary studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Foucault and Fiction develops a unique approach to thinking about the power of literature by drawing upon the often neglected concept of experience in Foucault's work. For Foucault, an 'experience book' is a book which transforms our experience by acting on us in a direct and unsettling way. Timothy O'Leary develops and applies this concept to literary texts. Starting from the premise that works of literature are  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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O'Leary, Timothy, 1966-
Foucault and fiction.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2009
(OCoLC)190777941
Named Person: Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy O'Leary
ISBN: 9781441190215 144119021X 9781441182104 1441182101
OCLC Number: 471468825
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 167 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Literature, Experience and Ethics; Chapter 2: The Ungoverned Tongue: Seamus Heaney; Chapter 3: Foucault's Turn from Literature; Chapter 4: Language, Culture and Confusion: Brian Friel; Chapter 5: Foucault's Concept of Experience; Chapter 6: Re-making Experience: James Joyce; Chapter 7: Experimental Subjects: Swift and Beckett; Chapter 8: Ethics and Fiction; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Continuum literary studies.
Other Titles: Experience book
Responsibility: Timothy O'Leary.

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Develops an approach to thinking about the transformative power of literature by drawing upon the much-neglected concept of experience in Foucault's work. Starting from the premise that works of  Read more...

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