Literature and the Touch of the Real

Literature and the Touch of the Real

By: David Schalkwyk (author)Hardback

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Literature and The Touch of the Real offers a critique of neo-Saussurean theories of the constitution of the world through language, or the essential divorce of language from the real. It offers a critical account of the contradictions and omissions of Saussure's Course in General Linguistics; a revisionist reading of Jacques Derrida; and an account of Ludwig Wittgenstein's concepts of 'grammar,' 'criteria,' 'aspect perception,' and 'language-games.'

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About Author

David Schalkwyk is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781611492156
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9781611492156
  • weight: 553
  • ISBN10: 1611492157

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