Detaining Time: Temporal Resistance in Literature from by Eric P. Levy

By Eric P. Levy

Detaining Time is the 1st ebook to enquire the illustration of time in literature when it comes to the venture to reconceptualize time, in order that its flow not threatens protection. targeting the character, outcomes, and backbone of resistance to temporal passage, Eric P. Levy bargains unique and probing shut readings, enriched via thorough but enticing explication and alertness of famous philosophical theories of time. Philosophy is the following hired now not as a inflexible version to which literature is compelled to comply, yet as a substitute as a lens in which parts an important to the literary texts should be remoted and clarified, whilst they difficulty principles varied from these expounded in philosophy. The literary texts handled contain Hamlet, Hard Times, Ulysses, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, quite a lot of Beckettian works, and Enduring Love – texts distinguished by means of their hard, relentless, unique, and dramatic depiction of the fight with temporality. The philosophies of time lined contain these of Aristotle, Kant, Bergson, John McTaggart, C.D. large, Edmund Husserl and Gilles Deleuze.

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