Tactile Poetics by Sarah Jackson

By Sarah Jackson

a brand new severe standpoint at the courting among textual content and tact in twentieth- and 21st-century literature and theory

The intimate hyperlinks among the web page and the surface were explored through writers for hundreds of years. but regardless of the present curiosity within the floor of the physique, the connection among touching and writing continues to be missed. Drawing on new debates in deconstruction and psychoanalysis, this booklet offers an unique and well timed intervention within the box. Exploring insights from Jacques Derrida and Hélène Cixous, and during shut readings of labor by means of writers similar to Anne Carson, Siri Hustvedt and Michael Ondaatje, Tactile Poetics investigates the legislation of tact that often interrupts touch, and examines different ways in which literary texts paintings to 'touch' their readers.

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