Love and Reading - Butler, Gerald J.

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Love and Reading discusses 18th and 19th Century English fiction, the aesthetics of Burke and Kant, and contemporary literary theory. It stresses that language should be referential and argues for a way of reading that would not provide narcissistic gratification: a way of reading that would enable us instead to see through «the huge and terrible deception,» as Tolstoy put it, that hides «both life and death.»…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Love and Reading discusses 18th and 19th Century English fiction, the aesthetics of Burke and Kant, and contemporary literary theory. It stresses that language should be referential and argues for a way of reading that would not provide narcissistic gratification: a way of reading that would enable us instead to see through «the huge and terrible deception,» as Tolstoy put it, that hides «both life and death.»
  • Produktdetails
  • American University Studies Series 3: Comparative Literature Nr.25
  • Verlag: Lang, Peter / Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 60763
  • 1988
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 226mm x 154mm x 16mm
  • Gewicht: 355g
  • ISBN-13: 9780820407630
  • ISBN-10: 0820407631
  • Artikelnr.: 24465876
Inhaltsangabe
Contents: The Freudian and Classical Conception of Love
Print Eroticism
Beauty and the Rationalization of Pleasure in the 18th Century
Purity and Sensation in Victorian Fiction
Non
Representational Desire
Love and Reading. Drawing on psychoanalysis in new ways, Love and Reading challenges prevailing theories of criticism and reading of fiction.