Foucault and Fiction

Foucault and Fiction

The Experience Book

eBook - 2009
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Foucault and Fiction develops a unique approach to thinking about the power of literature by drawing upon the often neglected concept of experience in Foucault's work. For Foucault, an 'experience book' is a book which transforms our experience by acting on us in a direct and unsettling way. Timothy O'Leary develops and applies this concept to literary texts. Starting from the premise that works of literature are capable of having a profound effect on their audiences, he suggests a way of understanding how these effects are produced. Offering extended analyses of Irish writers such as Swift, J.
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2009
ISBN: 9781441182104
1441182101
9781441190215
144119021X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 167 pages)
Alternative Title: Experience book

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