The Limits of Critique download free [PDF and Ebook] by Rita Felski

The Limits of Critique download free [PDF and Ebook] by Rita Felski year 2015
  • Book name: The Limits of Critique
  • Author: Rita Felski
  • Release date: 2015/12/6
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780226294032
  • Rating: 9.11 of 10
  • Votes: 875
  • Review by: Randall Gould
  • Review rating: 7.51 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/27
  • Total pages: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 27 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Why must critics unmask and demystify literary works? Why do they believe that language is always withholding some truth, that the critic's task is to reveal the unsaid or repressed? In this book, Rita Felski examines critique, the dominant form of interpretation in literary studies, and situates it as but one method among many, a method with strong allure-but also definite limits. Felski argues that critique is a sensibility best captured by Paul Ricoeur's phrase 'the hermeneutics of suspicion.' She shows how this suspicion toward texts forecloses many potential readings while providing no guarantee of rigorous or radical thought. Instead, she suggests, literary scholars should try what she calls 'postcritical reading': rather than looking behind a text for hidden causes and motives, literary scholars should place themselves in front of it and reflect on what it suggests and makes possible. By bringing critique down to earth and exploring new modes of interpretation, The Limits of Critique offers a fresh approach to the relationship between artistic works and the social world.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H48M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: General, Literary Theory, Literature: History & Criticism
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 23.73 USD
  • Dimensions: 139.7x215.9x12.7mm
  • Weight: 272.16g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: Chicago, IL, United States
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