LINGUIST List 31.3817

Thu Dec 10 2020

Books: Literary Communication as Dialogue: Sell

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Date: 10-Dec-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Literary Communication as Dialogue: Sell
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Title: Literary Communication as Dialogue
Subtitle: Responsibilities and pleasures in post-postmodern times. Selected papers 2003-2020
Series Title: FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures 14
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/fillm.14

Author: Roger D. Sell
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260574 Pages: 425 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260574 Pages: 425 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260574 Pages: 425 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207760 Pages: 425 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207760 Pages: 425 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207760 Pages: 425 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

As traced by Roger D. Sell, literary communication is a process of community-making. As long as literary authors and those responding to them respect each other’s human autonomy, literature flourishes as an enjoyable, though often challenging mode of interaction that is truly dialogical in spirit. This gives rise to author-respondent communities whose members represent existential commonalities blended together with historical differences.

These heterogeneous literary communities have a larger social significance, in that they have long served as counterweights to the hegemonic tendencies of modernity, and more recently to postmodernity’s well-intentioned but restrictive politics of identity. In post-postmodern times, their ethos is increasingly one of pleasurable egalitarianism. The despondent anti-hedonism of the twentieth century intelligentsia can now seem rather dated.

Some of the papers selected for this volume develop Sell’s ideas in mainly theoretical terms. But most of them offer detailed criticism of particular anglophone writers, ranging from Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and other poets and dramatists of the early modern period, through Wordsworth and Coleridge, to Dickens, Pinter, and Rushdie.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Ling & Literature
                            Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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