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Delimiting Literature, Defining Literary Value

Mary Poovey (ed.)

in Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226675329
eISBN:
9780226675213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675213.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter, which describes some of the factors that informed nineteenth-century imaginative writers' efforts to define a distinctively literary form of value, is divided into three sections. The ... More


‘A Wing and a Prayer’: Simon Armitage, Out of the Blue

Martin Randall

in 9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638529
eISBN:
9780748651825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Simon Armitage's Out of the Blue, a film-poem written from the point of view of an English futures trader. It shows the use of a skilled actor reading the poem aloud, combined ... More


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