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On Literary Worlds

On Literary Worlds Although literature is not a technology the historical models literary scholars use to describe it owe a great deal to the languages of originality novelty progress and invention that characterize

  • Title: On Literary Worlds
  • Author: Eric Hayot
  • ISBN: 9780199926695
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Although literature is not a technology, the historical models literary scholars use to describe it owe a great deal to the languages of originality, novelty, progress, and invention that characterize technological development However this quintessentially modern mindset putting progress at the center of historicity makes it difficult for anyone eager to mount a case foAlthough literature is not a technology, the historical models literary scholars use to describe it owe a great deal to the languages of originality, novelty, progress, and invention that characterize technological development However this quintessentially modern mindset putting progress at the center of historicity makes it difficult for anyone eager to mount a case for why someone interested in the history of modern literary aesthetics ought to read the literature of the non Western world.

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    1. Two stars? Five? So densely interesting was the first half of this book that the second--which makes a series of really quite obvious observations--feels mildly bathetic. The idea that there are unconsidered dominant texts or genres that might re-shape how we view the coming-together of literary and historical experience is rich--by which I mean, "I like it"--but then the lack of examples of what this might mean makes this observation seem suspiciously obvious and/or contentless. Further, the bo [...]


    2. Progressivist literary history is unacknowledgedly Eurocentric and BORING; thank God that someone said so and suggested doable alternatives. Hayot is to literary historical assumptions what Rita Felski is to assumptions about the ethos of critique and Alasdair MacIntyre is to assumptions about how to pursue ethical questions. Refreshing.



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