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Pleasure and change : the aesthetics of canon

Author: Frank Kermode; Robert Alter
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2004.
Series: Berkeley Tanner lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The question of canon has been the subject of debate in academic circles for over 15 years. This book contains two lectures on this important subject by Sir Frank Kermode who reinterprets the question of canon formation in light of two related and central notions: pleasure and change.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kermode, Frank, 1919-
Pleasure and change.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)645763129
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Kermode; Robert Alter
ISBN: 0195171373 9780195171372 0195309359 9780195309355 1602564833 9781602564831
OCLC Number: 52948949
Description: viii, 100 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Robert Alter --
Pleasure and change / Frank Kermode --
The passing of the canon / Geoffrey Hartman --
It must be abstract / John Guillory --
The artist and the canon / Carey Perloff --
On the comments of the discussants / Frank Kermode.
Series Title: Berkeley Tanner lectures.
Responsibility: Frank Kermode with commentaries by Geoffrey Hartman, John Guillory, Carey Perloff ; edited and introduced by Robert Alter.
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