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Reading Experimental Writing

Georgina Colby (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474440387
eISBN:
9781474481236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440387.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Bringing together internationally leading scholars whose work engages with the continued importance of literary experiment, this book takes up the question of 'reading' in the contemporary climate ... More


Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s

Alex Houen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609291
eISBN:
9780191731723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609291.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In The Meaning of Contemporary Realism (1957) Georg Lukács discussed how the power struggle of the Cold War made it all the more pressing for literary writers to present ‘concrete potentialities’ of ... More


Invent(st)ory: The Contributors and Their Readies

Craig J. Saper

in Readies for Bob Brown's Machine: A Critical Facsimile Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474455053
eISBN:
9781474481267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455053.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

A detailed discussion of each contributor and their readies introducing new details about some of the most obscure contributors and new insights from some of the better known contributors. Taken as a ... More


Conclusion: Compatibilism, Genre, Allegory, Cosmopolitanism

Paul Grimstad

in Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199874071
eISBN:
9780199345465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874071.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Criticism/Theory

This final chapter presents some concluding thoughts. This book has examined the prose and poetry of four different writers who have linked experience and experiment. In their writing a move from ... More


Introduction

Alex Houen

in Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609291
eISBN:
9780191731723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609291.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

With references ranging from Aristotle and Spinoza to Agamben, the Introduction starts with consideration of how individuals’ capacities and faculties have been conceived in terms of potentiality. ... More


Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible

Georgina Colby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748683505
eISBN:
9781474426930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683505.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Kathy Acker’s body of work is one of the most significant collections of experimental writing in English. In Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible, Georgina Colby explores the compositional processes ... More


Thousands of Experiments

Jutta Schickore

in About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226449982
eISBN:
9780226450049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Fontana’s renewed engagement with the subject of viper venom resulted in a massive study of more than 600 pages. Book II of the Treatise on the Venom of the Viper produced a new interpretation of the ... More


Endings and Beginnings (1918–1930)

Barbara Will

in Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152631
eISBN:
9780231526418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152631.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter discusses the beginnings of the friendship between two intellectuals, Gertrude Stein and Bernard Faÿ, which served as the context for reconciling Stein's “progressive” ... More


Margaret Harkness, novelist: social semantics and experiments in fiction

Lynne Hapgood

in Margaret Harkness: Writing social engagement 1880-1921

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526123503
eISBN:
9781526141972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123503.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter is based on Harkness’s three London novels to explore how they provided a space in which she was able to experiment with a new style of literary realism designed to reflect both its ... More


Posthumous News: The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Justin Clemens and Rowan Wilken

in The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401241
eISBN:
9781474435031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401241.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Georges Perec is considered one of the most significant twentieth century writers. While perhaps best known for his first breakthrough novel Things and his monumental Life A Users Manual and perhaps ... More


Explanation and Understanding in Animal Narratives

David Herman

in Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190850401
eISBN:
9780190850432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850401.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

With chapter 6 having described the way norms for mental-state ascriptions operate in a top-down manner in discourse domains, chapter 7 explores how individual narratives can in turn have a bottom-up ... More


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