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The Resource The event : literature and theory, Ilai Rowner

The event : literature and theory, Ilai Rowner

Label
The event : literature and theory
Title
The event
Title remainder
literature and theory
Statement of responsibility
Ilai Rowner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is an event? From a philosophical perspective, events are irregular occurrences--moments of change and interruption--categorized by human perception, language, and thought. While philosophers have pored over this subject extensively in recent years, The Event: Literature and Theory seeks to ground it: What is literature's approach to the event? How does literature produce and give testimony to events? Ilai Rowner's study not only revisits some of the most important thinkers of our time, including Maurice Blanchot, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, and Martin Heidegger, it also develops a critical approach to literature that questions the meaning of the literary event through examinations of literary works by Marcel Proust, Louis-Ferdinand Ce;line, and T.S. Eliot. Rowner offers a new method of thinking about the particular characteristics of the event within literary works and defines the creative value of literature as the aspiration toward the un-happening within the happening. In this study the experience of literature--as an act of both writing and reading--becomes the struggle to capture the excessive movement of the event while yet revealing the creative energy within the work of literature."--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rowner, Ilai,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PHILOSOPHY
Label
The event : literature and theory, Ilai Rowner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
877370254
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780803245853
Lccn
2014024696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)877370254
Label
The event : literature and theory, Ilai Rowner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
877370254
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780803245853
Lccn
2014024696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)877370254

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