ISBN 9781107400337,Metaphysics of Text

Metaphysics of Text

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Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781107400337

ISBN-10 1107400333


Number of Pages 238 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

The advances of book history and editorial theory remind us that it is vital to look behind the text we read. Sukanta Chaudhuri explores, at a very fundamental level, how texts are constituted and how they work. He applies insights from many lines of stu

Table of Contents:
Preface Introduction Part I. General Metaphysics: 1. The heron in the water: textuality and the shapes of discourse 2. The bounds of the text 3. Adam's dream, Babel's curse 4. The handkerchief and the cat 5. The writer's hand, or the world, the text