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Twilight of the Literary

Figures of Thought in the Age of Print

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$32.00 • £25.95 • €29.00

ISBN 9780674017719

Publication Date: 03/15/2005


304 pages


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I. Founding Matters
    • 1. Hegemony of the Vernacular
    • 2. Figural Economy of the Worldview
    • 3. Illusions of Unfolding Time
  • II. From Europe to the Globe
    • 4. The Epic Figure of Literary History
    • 5. Cosmopolitical Grounding of Literature
  • III. Unplanned Obsolescence
    • 6. The Use andAbuse of the Human
    • 7. Collective Culture of Print
    • 8. Reflections on the Force of the Figure
  • Notes
  • Index

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