By Eric P. Levy

Detaining Time is the 1st publication to enquire the illustration of time in literature by way of the undertaking to reconceptualize time, in order that its circulation not threatens safeguard. targeting the character, results, and backbone of resistance to temporal passage, Eric P. Levy deals unique and probing shut readings, enriched through thorough but attractive explication and alertness of trendy philosophical theories of time. Philosophy is the following hired now not as a inflexible version to which literature is pressured to comply, yet as an alternative as a lens during which parts an important to the literary texts could be remoted and clarified, at the same time they challenge rules various from these expounded in philosophy. The literary texts taken care of contain Hamlet, Hard Times, Ulysses, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, quite a lot of Beckettian works, and Enduring Love – texts distinguished through their hard, relentless, unique, and dramatic depiction of the fight with temporality. The philosophies of time lined contain these of Aristotle, Kant, Bergson, John McTaggart, C.D. huge, Edmund Husserl and Gilles Deleuze.

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