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Modernist fiction and vagueness : philosophy, form, and language

Author: Megan Quigley
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
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"Modernist Fiction and Vagueness marries the artistic and philosophical versions of vagueness, linking the development of literary modernism to changes in philosophy. This book argues that the problem of vagueness - language's unavoidable imprecision - led to transformations in both fiction and philosophy in the early twentieth century. Both twentieth-century philosophers and their literary counterparts (including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Quigley, Megan.
Modernist fiction and vagueness
(DLC) 2014027293
(OCoLC)889736783
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Quigley
ISBN: 9781316204924 1316204928 9781316208588 1316208583 9781316105597 1316105598
OCLC Number: 900943985
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Linguistic turns and literary modernism --
"The Re-instatement of the vague": The James Brothers and Charles S. Peirce --
When in December 1910?: Virginia Woolf, Bertrand Russell, and the question of vagueness --
A dream of international precision: James Joyce, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and C.K. Ogden --
Conclusion: To criticize the criticism: T.S. Eliot and the eradication of vagueness.
Responsibility: Megan Quigley, Villanova University.
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