The Event of Literature

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Price
$20.40
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
252
Dimensions
5.21 X 0.69 X 7.94 inches | 0.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300194135
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About the Author

Terry Eagleton is Distinguished Professor of English Literature, University of Lancaster, UK, and Excellence in English Distinguished Visitor, University of Notre Dame, IN.

Reviews
"In this book Eagleton offers a shrewd historical synthesis of the interaction between literature and the common culture."--Iain Finlayson, The Times--Iain Finlayson"The Times" (04/21/2012)
"Throughout the book, Eagleton writes with his customary felicity (his aphorism, for example, on significant affinities in Wittgenstein's theory of family resemblances, 'a tortoise resembles orthopaedic surgery in that neither can ride a bicycle', is a delight)."--Stuart Kelly, The Guardian--Stuart Kelly"The Guardian" (04/08/2012)
"Written with his characteristic wit, verve and insight, The Event of Literature marks a new chapter in the developing thought of our pre-eminent literary theorist."--London Review of Books--London Review of Books (05/10/2012)
"In wry, thrifty prose, [Eagleton] surveys a range of theoretical positions in order to ponder a larger question about 'whether there really are such things as common natures in the world.' . . . A fascinating and often compelling expansion of Eagleton's oeuvre."--Publishers Weekly--Publishers Weekly