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Discrepant solace : contemporary literature and the work of consolation

Author: David James
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Discrepant Solace studies some of the most challenging works of late twentieth- and twenty-first-century fiction and life-writing to consider narratives that engage with consolation as an enduring  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David James
ISBN: 9780198789758 0198789750
OCLC Number: 1103514132
Description: IX, 274 Seiten
Contents: Introduction: Consolation's Discrepant Forms1: Fetched from Oblivion2: Description as Redress3: Elegy Unrestored4: The Religion of Style5: Life-Righting and Magical Thinking6: Apprehensive Alleviation7: Walking with the UnconsoledEpilogue: Bribes of Aesthetic Pleasure?
Responsibility: David James.

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To console us is one of the oldest tasks of literature, but it is also, of late, one of the most neglected. Literature should challenge us, estrange us, beguile us, but very few make the case that it Read more...

 
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