Reading Theories in Contemporary Fiction (Paperback)

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Even after the upheavals wrought by Theory, literary criticism has generally ignored the act and experience of reading itself, proceeding as though something so fundamental to our experience of texts could be taken for granted. Reading Theories in Contemporary Fiction draws on deconstruction and the thought of Jacques Derrida to explore the ways in which contemporary fiction engages with reading, its power, the elusive nature of its experience and the failures of understanding inherent in it. Along the way, the book proceeds through close readings of such authors as J.M. Coetzee, David Mitchell, Toni Morrison and Philip Roth.

About the Author

Lisa McNally teaches at Brighton College, UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472589729
ISBN-10: 1472589726
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: October 9th, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English