By Peter Womack
Dialogue is a many-sided severe inspiration; instantaneously an old philosophical style, a proper element of fiction and drama, a version for the connection of author and reader, and a theoretical key to the character of language. In all its types, it questions ‘literature’, hectic the singleness and fixity of the written textual content with the fluid interactivity of conversation.
In this transparent and concise advisor to the a number of value of the time period, Peter Womack:
- outlines the historical past of debate shape, Platonic, Renaissance, Enlightenment and sleek examples
- illustrates the play of debate within the many ‘voices’ of the unconventional, and considers how discussion works at the stage
- interprets the influential dialogic theories of Mikhail Bakhtin
- examines the concept literary learn itself involves a ‘dialogue’ with the past
- presents an invaluable word list and extra interpreting section.
Practical and thought-provoking, this quantity is the best starting-point for the exploration of this various and interesting literary form.
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