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Tropics of discourse : essays in cultural criticism

Author: Hayden V White
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985, 1986 printing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

White's commentary ranges from a reappraisal of Enlightenment history to a reflective summary of the current state of literary criticism.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hayden V White
ISBN: 0801821274 9780801821271 0801827418 9780801827419
OCLC Number: 16810540
Notes: First Johns Hopkins paperbacks edition, 1985; hardback volume originally published 1978.
Description: x, 287 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The burden of history --
Interpretation in history --
The historical text as literary artifact --
Historicism, history, and the figurative imagination --
The fictions of factual representation --
The irrational and the problem of historical knowledge in the Enlightenment --
The forms of wildness: archaeology of an idea --
The noble savage theme as fetish --
The tropics of history: the deep structure of the New Science --
What is living and what is dead in Croce's Criticism of Vico --
Foucault decoded: notes from underground --
The absurdist moment in contemporary literary theory.
Responsibility: Hayden White.


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Like most of White's work, the book arises from a boldly imaginative transaction between the philosophy of history, literary criticism and semiotics. Notes and Queries No other historian appears to Read more...

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