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Stories, Theories and Things - Christine Brooke-Rose

Stories, Theories and Things

Hardcover Published: 30th March 2007
ISBN: 9780521391818
Number Of Pages: 320

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The novelist and critic Christine Brooke-Rose reflects on her own fictional craft and turns her well-developed analytic abilities on other writers fictional and critical, from Hawthorne and Pound to Bloom and Derrida, in an attempt to investigate those difficult border zones between the "invented" and the "real." The result is an extended meditation, in a highly personal idiom, on the creative act and its relation to modern theoretical writing and thinking. Like her fiction, Professor Brooke-Rose's criticism is self-consciously experimental, trying out and discarding ideas, adopting others. Her linguistic prowess, her uncommon role as a recognized writer of fiction and theory, and the relevance of her work to the feminist and other modern movements, all contribute to the interest of this unusual sequence of essays. Christine Brooke-Rose, formerly a professor at the Universite de Paris, and now retired, lives in France. She is the author of several works of literary criticism and a number of novels, including Amalgamemnon and Xorander.

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'A distinguished work ... Although Brooke-Rose compares with anybody in her mastery of every aspect of modern literary theory, and in the highly professional character of her own contributions, she always writes in a distinctively personal way. There are some remarkably fine things in this collection.' Frank Kermode

Preface
Acknowledgements
Theories as Stories
Stories, theories and things
Whatever happened to narratology
Id is, is id
Stories and Style
A for but: Hawthorn's 'The Custom House'
Ill locutions
Ill logics of irony
Ill wit and sick tragedy
Cheng Ming Chi'I'd
Notes on the metre of Auden's The Age of Anxiety
Theories of Stories
Fiction, figment, feign
Which way did they go? Thataways
Illusions of parody
Illusions of anti-realism
A womb of one's own
Things
Woman as semiotic object
Illiterations
Ill wit and good humour
An allegory of aesthetics
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521391818
ISBN-10: 0521391814
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 30th March 2007
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.48 x 14.91  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5

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