Languages of the Unsayable: The Play of Negativity in Literature and Literary Theory (Irvine Studies in the Humanities) (Paperback)

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Languages of the Unsayable: The Play of Negativity in Literature and Literary Theory (Irvine Studies in the Humanities) (Paperback)

By Sanford Budick (Editor), Wolfgang Iser (Editor)

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The articulation of the unsayable, of negativity--that which has been excluded by what is sayable--is one of the most important areas of contemporary humanistic study. This volume brings together fifteen outstanding literary theorists and philosophers to examine ways to make the unsayable tangible.

Sanford Budick is Professor of English and Director of the Center for Literary Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Wolfgang Iser is Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine.
Product Details ISBN: 9780804724838
ISBN-10: 0804724830
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1987
Pages: 420
Language: English
Series: Irvine Studies in the Humanities

“A theoretically sophisticated collection that provides original insights about significant texts and issues. The individual contributions are cogent enough on their own, but the grouping of these related and yet quite various essays give them an echoic relation that is mutually enhancing.” —John Paul Riquelme, Boston University

“This is a very strong collection of essays on a central topic in literary theory. It includes major original statements by a stellar line-up of some of the most prominent theorists of the negative.” —Paul B. Armstrong, University of Oregon