Revenge of the Aesthetic: The Place of Literature in Theory Today

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Michael Clark, Michael P. Clark
University of California Press, 2000 M07 17 - 251 páginas
This cutting-edge collection of essays showcases the work of some of the most influential theorists of the past thirty years as they grapple with the question of how literature should be treated in contemporary theory. The contributors challenge trends that have recently dominated the field--especially those that emphasize social and political issues over close reading and other analytic methods traditionally associated with literary criticism. Written especially for this collection, these essays argue for the importance of aesthetics, poetics, and aesthetic theory as they present new and stimulating perspectives on the directions which theory and criticism will take in the future.

In addition to providing a selection of distinguished critics writing at their best, this collection is valuable because it represents a variety of fields and perspectives that are not usually found together in the same volume. Michael Clark's introduction provides a concise, cogent history of major developments and trends in literary theory from World War II to the present, making the entire volume essential reading for students and scholars of literature, literary theory, and philosophy.

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Introduction
1
Stanley Fish
25
Ekphrasis Revisited or Antitheticality Reconstructed
45
Friedrich Schlegel and the AntiEkphrastic Tradition
58
On Truth and Lie in an Aesthetic Sense
76
Pictures of Poetry in Marots Épigrammes
93
From Murray Kriegers
117
Of Wisdom and Competence
136
What Is Literary Anthropology? The Difference between
157
Murray Krieger
208
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
237
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Michael P. Clark is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University

of California, Irvine, and author of Michel Foucault: Tool Kit for a New Age (1983) and

Jacques Lacan: An Annotated Bibliography (1988).

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