Novel After Theory

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November 9, 2011

The book focuses on the relation between French poststructuralist theory and novels from the past few decades. In contrast to other studies that use theory as a framework for understanding texts, The Novel After Theoryargues that many novels "write back" to individual theories, exposing their weaknesses and blind spots. Some of the most fascinating of these novels pose challenging questions about the ethical implications of the theories with which they engage. Marguerite Duras, David Foster Wallace, J.M. Coetzee, and W.G. Sebald are just a few of the writers whose works...

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