The Works of Literature in an Age of Post-Truth


Author: Schaberg Christopher
ISBN: 9781501334290
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury

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A 2019 Prose Award Finalist

What is the role of literary studies in an age of Twitter threads and viral news?If the study of literature today is not just about turning to classic texts with age-old questions, neither is it a rejection of close reading or critical inquiry. Through the lived experience of a humanities professor in a rapidly changing world, this book explores how the careful study of literature and culture may be precisely what we need to navigate our dizzying epoch of post-truth politics and ecological urgency.

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