Claiming the Domain of the Literary: Mourning the Death of Reading Fiction

Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India 121 (June (6)):505-11 (2016)

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Subhasis Chattopadhyay
Narasinha Dutt College (non Community College Under The University Of Calcutta)
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This essay reviews the domain of the literary contrasting it with other intellectual discourses; especially philosophy. It establishes the superiority of literature over philosophy. And mentions the philosophies informing literature. The essay is written consciously with copious endnotes, contrary to current ways of writing. The essay proper is simple; the endnotes often mock jargon and mimic pedantry.
Keywords Art for Art's Sake  Aestheticism  The Literary Object  High Art  Low Art  Need for the humanities  Philosophy of poetry  Philosophy of Literature  Philosophy versus literature  Culture Studies
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