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The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory

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The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory by Sarah Dillon
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Drawing together diverse literary, critical and theoretical texts in which the palimpsest has appeared since its inauguration by Thomas De Quincey in 1845, "Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory" provides the first ever genealogy of this metaphor. Sarah Dillon's original theorisation argues that the palimpsest has an involuted structure which illuminates and advances modern thought. While demonstrating how this structure refigures concepts such as history, subjectivity, temporality, metaphor, textuality and sexuality, Dillon returns repeatedly to the question of reading. This theorisation is interwoven with close readings of texts by D. H. Lawrence, Arthur Conan Doyle, Umberto Eco, Ian McEwan and H.D. Clearly written, and negotiating a range of critical theories and modern literary texts, it provides a reference point and critical tool for future employment of the concept of 'palimpsestuousness', and makes a significant contribution to the debate surrounding the relationship between theoretical and critical writing on literature.

Author Biography

Sarah Dillon is Lecturer in Contemporary Fiction at the University of St. Andrews, UK.
Release date NZ
October 25th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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Illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
192
Dimensions
156x234x19
ISBN-13
9780826495457
Product ID
1676037

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