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Veering : a theory of literature

Author: Nicholas Royle
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2011.
Series: Frontiers of theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here, one of our most astute contemporary literary critics offers a powerful analysis of the perceived demise of 'theory' and rise of 'creative writing' in literary and cultural studies. Nicholas Royle foregrounds and meddles with assumptions concerning what is conventionally thought to be'theory', 'autobiography' and 'literature'.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Royle
ISBN: 9780748636549 0748636544
OCLC Number: 506174467
Description: ix, 221 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Casting off --
Reading a novel --
Reading a poem --
Drama: an aside --
The essay: a note (on being late) --
On critical and creative writing --
The literary turn --
Veerer: where ghosts live --
Veerer: reading Melville's 'Bartleby' A small case of civil disobedience --
Veering with Lawrence.
Series Title: Frontiers of theory.
Responsibility: Nicholas Royle.

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Here, one of our most astute contemporary literary critics offers a powerful analysis of the perceived demise of 'theory' and rise of 'creative writing' in literary and cultural studies. Nicholas Royle foregrounds and meddles with assumptions concerning what is conventionally thought to be'theory', 'autobiography' and 'literature'.

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