Literary Communication as Dialogue: Responsibilities and pleasures in post-postmodern times. Selected papers 2003-2020 - FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures 14 (Hardback)Roger D. Sell (author)
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These heterogeneous literary communities have a larger social significance, in that they have long served as counterweights to the hegemonic tendencies of modernity, and more recently to postmodernity's well-intentioned but restrictive politics of identity. In post-postmodern times, their ethos is increasingly one of pleasurable egalitarianism. The despondent anti-hedonism of the twentieth century intelligentsia can now seem rather dated.
Some of the papers selected for this volume develop Sell's ideas in mainly theoretical terms. But most of them offer detailed criticism of particular anglophone writers, ranging from Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and other poets and dramatists of the early modern period, through Wordsworth and Coleridge, to Dickens, Pinter, and Rushdie.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 425
Weight: 910 g
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