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Eliot to Derrida : The Poverty of Interpretation - John Harwood

Eliot to Derrida

The Poverty of Interpretation

Paperback Published: 10th May 1995
ISBN: 9780333641804
Number Of Pages: 244

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'...a book which should be read by all students contemplating enrolment for a university course in modern English or European literary studies.' - Roy Harris, Times Higher Education Supplement Eliot to Derrida is a sardonic portrait of the cult of the specialist interpreter, from I.A. Richards and the Cambridge School to Jacques Derrida and his disciples. This lucid, iconoclastic study shows how, and why, so much of the academic response to a rich variety of literary experiment has been straitjacketed by the vast industries which have grown up around `modernism' and `postmodernism'. For anyone disenchanted with the extravagant claims - and leaden prose - of literary theorists, this will be an exhilarating book.

Acknowledgements - Prologue - The Invention of Modernism - 'These Fragments you have shelved (shored)': Pound, Eliot and The Waste Land - Death by Exegesis - The Case of the Missing Subject - The Quest for the One True Meaning - 'Regret Impossible Stop Writing': The Labyrinth of Theory - The Law and the Prophets - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333641804
ISBN-10: 0333641809
Series: Poverty of Interpretation
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 10th May 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 11