The Event of Style in Literature

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2014 | ISBN-10: 1137426918 | 280 pages | PDF | 1 MB

The Event of Style in Literature schematises the concept of style through a critical overview of the canon of style studies. It then proceeds to read the work of Jacques Derrida, Maurice Blanchot, and Hans-Georg Gadamer as groundbreaking and eventful` interventions in the history of the concept. Taking its cues from the work of the three main thinkers and from the poetry of Paul Celan, among many others, the book probes disciplinary borders by critiquing various perspectives and insights on style originating in philosophy, literary theory, literary criticism, rhetoric and stylistics. It also offers a critical overview of how style studies may be rethought in relation to post-structuralist ideas of singularity.

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