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Literary Terrorism of Harold Jaffe

The Journal of Experimental Fiction 29

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The Literary Terrorism of Harold Jaffe: The Journal of Experimental Fiction 29 by Eckhard Gerdes
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Harold Jaffe's acts of literary terrorism work to wrestle control of the future of literature away from the dominant culture. This book celebrates that effort. Jaffe is an acute observer of the painful conditions under which we are forced to live on a daily basis. And like any harbinger of ill, he is sometimes mistaken for its creator. But he is not. He is clearing out space that has been polluted for too long. His acts of literary terrorism are acts that reclaim literature and art fiction from its cooption by fast-food-wielding advocates of disposability: what has been disposed by the dominant political culture has too often been literary artists. Those who have benefited have seldom been literary artists. Jaffe has worked brilliantly to save literature from its unwitting complicity in the elimination of readers who dare question authority. The writing in this volume, whether by Jaffe, his former students and colleagues, or works inspired by his lead, helps blast us out of our complacency and reclaim space we should never have relinquished. Innovation and renovation are inextricably linked.
Release date Australia
July 21st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
iUniverse
Pages
172
Dimensions
152x229x10
ISBN-13
9780595324682
Product ID
1800745

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