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The writer writing : philosophic acts in literature

Author: Francis-Noël Thomas
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an age of authorless, contextless, deconstructed texts, The Writer Writing offers an inquiry into the rich and complex phenomenon of understanding the written word by reconsidering a fundamental concept about agency: writing is an action whose agent is an individual writer. On the most local level, this book offers parallel analyses of Marcel Proust and Bernard Shaw, two writers who made insistent and oddly
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis-Noël Thomas
ISBN: 0691069557 9780691069555
OCLC Number: 25746650
Description: xxviii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Wayne C. Booth --
Ch. 1. The Writer Writing --
Ch. 2. 'Intentions' and 'Purposes'. Interpretation and Actions. Intention and Historical Interpretation. Purpose and Literary Art --
Ch. 3. 'Parody' or the Imitation of Disciplines --
Ch. 4. Explanations. "Scientific" Explanation. "Processive" Explanation --
Ch. 5. Bernard Shaw: Historical Explanation. "A Frankly Doctrinal Theatre" G.B.S. G.B.S. in the Theater. G.B.S. as Historian. Saint Joan: The Argument and Function of the Preface. The Scope of the Play. The Play of Saint Joan: Structure and Mechanism. The Epilogue --
Ch. 6. Marcel Proust: Psychological Explanation. The Book and the Man. "Psychology in Space and Time" The Syllabus of Errors. The Triumph of the Will.
Responsibility: Francis-Noël Thomas.
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