Writing Against Time

Writing Against Time

eBook - 2013
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For centuries, a central goal of art has been to make us see the world with new eyes. Thinkers from Edmund Burke to Elaine Scarry have understood this effort as the attempt to create new forms. But as anyone who has ever worn out a song by repeated listening knows, artistic form is hardly immune to sensation-killing habit. Some of our most ambitious writers-Keats, Proust, Nabokov, Ashbery-have been obsessed by this problem. Attempting to create an image that never gets old, they experiment with virtual, ideal forms. Poems and novels become workshops, as fragments of the real world are scr.
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. :, Stanford University Press,, 2013
ISBN: 9780804784825
0804784825
0804770824
9780804784825
0804770816
Characteristics: 1 online resource (188 pages)

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