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Myth, Truth and Literature


  • Page extent: 228 pages
  • Size: 216 x 138 mm
  • Weight: 0.406 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 809/.915
  • Dewey version: 20
  • LC Classification: PN56.M94 F35 1994
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Myth in literature
    • Truth in literature
    • Literature--Philosophy
    • Poetry--History and criticism
    • Postmodernism

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521461856 | ISBN-10: 0521461855)

Replaced by 9780521467513


Myth, Truth and Literature is a theoretical study that aims to prove the superfluousness of literary theory. The author believes that we now require a "paradigm-shift" that will replace "structuralist" and "post-structuralist" literary theory and will reestablish the validity of such old-fashioned "Romantic" notions as intuition, imagination and inspiration.


Preface; Introduction: Two Faces of Romanticism; 1. Saussurian theory and the abolition of reality; 2. 'Original language'; 3. Poetry; 4. Presence; 5. Spilt religion; 6. Towards a true post-modernism; Appendix: Romanticism and poetics; Index.


"...a bold attempt to rethink the postmodern...the great merit of Falck's enquiry lies in its readiness to uphold the Romantic and Arnoldian imagination in terms that take account of post-Saussurian and Derridean perspectives." The Times Literary Supplement

"Colin Falck's Myth, Truth and Literature prefigures the entire methodology of my Sexual Personae (1990). It reveals the future of literary criticism and shows the path out of now totally bankrupt French literary theory. Literary studies are in a period of chaos: the age of theory is over, but it's not clear what is taking shape. Falck's book is a map for the future." Camille Paglia, 1993

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