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A William V. Spanos Reader: Humanist Criticism and the Secular Imperative
edited by Daniel T. O'Hara, Michelle Martin and Donald Pease
Northwestern University Press, 2015
Cloth: 978-0-8101-3084-5 | eISBN: 978-0-8101-3093-7
Library of Congress Classification PN85.S58 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 801.95

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The American critic William V. Spanos, a pioneer of postmodern theory and co-founder of one of its principal organs, the journal boundary 2, is, in the words of A William V. Spanos Reader coeditor Daniel T. O’Hara, everything that current post-modern theory is accused of not being: polemical, engaged, prophetic, passionate. Informed by his experience as a prisoner of war in Dresden, Spanos saw dire con-sequences for life in modernist aesthetic experiments, and he thereafter imbued his work with a constructive aspect ever in the name of more life. A William V. Spanos Reader collects Spanos’s most important critical essays, providing both an introduc-tion to his prophetic, visionary work and a provocation to the practice of humanistic criticism.



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