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The Deed of Words: Two Considerations on Politics of Literature

Author(s) : Pothik Ghosh ,
Region : World | Language : English | Product Binding : Hardbound | Year : 2016
ISBN : 9789350023297

INR : 450.00

Overview

What, if any is the relation between literature and politics? This book seeks to demonstrated, from the standpoint of a political militant, that radical aesthetics and radical politics can only be thought in terms of compossibility, not relationality. It contends that literature should be thought, not in terms of the use of art for politics, but in terms of politics in art as its use. In the first instance, use is meant to connote instrumentalism, while in the second case use signifies Marx's use-value as the determinate negation of the structure of exchange-relations by virtue of being the determinate excess of the means/end duality.

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