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Author Marx, William, 1966- author.

Title The hatred of literature / William Marx ; translated by Nicholas Elliott
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (228 pages)
Contents Introduction: Literature and anti-literature -- Words from elsewhere -- First trial: Authority -- Second trial: Truth -- Third trial: Morality -- Fourth trial: Society -- Conclusion: The hidden face of literature
Summary For 2,500 years literature has been condemned in the name of authority, truth, morality and society. But in making explicit what a society expects from literature, anti-literary discourse paradoxically asserts the validity of what it wishes to deny. The threat to literature's continued existence, William Marx writes, is not hatred but indifference.-- Provided by publisher
Notes "This book was originally published in French as La haine de la litterature (c) 2015 by Les Éditions de Minuit, 7, rue Bernard-Palissy, 74006 Paris."--Title page verso. Translated from the French
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Censorship -- History
Prohibited books -- History
Literature and morals -- History
Literature -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Semiotics & Theory.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Books & Reading.
Literature and morals
Prohibited books
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Elliott, Nicholas, translator
ISBN 9780674982598
Other Titles Haine de la litterature. English