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Are the Humanities Inconsequent? - Interpreting Marx's Riddle of the Dog (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R318
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Are the Humanities Inconsequent? - Interpreting Marx's Riddle of the Dog (Paperback, New): Jerome McGann

Are the Humanities Inconsequent? - Interpreting Marx's Riddle of the Dog (Paperback, New)

Jerome McGann

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Adapting the discontinuous and multitonal critical procedures of works like Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus" and Laura Riding's "Anarchism Is Not Enough", in this pamphlet Jerome McGann subjects current literary studies to a patacritical investigation. The investigation centers on the interpretation of a notorious modern riddle: 'Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read'. Working by indirection and from multiple points of view, the book argues that aesthetics is always a science of exceptions, and that any given critical practice is also always an exception from itself. The book works from two assumptions: first, that the riddle of the dog conceals an allegory about book culture and is addressed to the academic custodians of book culture; and second, that any explanation of the riddle is necessarily implicated in the problem posed by the riddle. It therefore remains to be seen - it is the reader's part to decide - whether the book is a friend to man or - perhaps like the riddle of the dog - 'too dark to read'.

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Imprint: Prickly Paradigm Press, LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2009
First published: May 2009
Authors: Jerome McGann
Dimensions: 178 x 114 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 113
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-9794057-6-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary theory
LSN: 0-9794057-6-9
Barcode: 9780979405761

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