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- DescriptionPostmodern critics fail to ask the truth-seeker's essential question, What does the evidence prove? Instead they trust the generalizations and slogans of ideologies to guide their interpretations. Attempting to be up-to-date and profound, these critics lose sight of the literature they are supposed to explore. The Truth of Uncertainty celebrates values commonly associated with modern, t postmodern, criticism, applying them to contemporary works in a series of fresh and unusual inquiries. Galligan finds important implications for criticism in work from the physical sciences that are rarely touched on by American intellectuals, such as Gerald M. Edelman's Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind and Roger Penrose's The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics. Likewise, he finds illumination in the works of velists that American critics have largely igred - Josef Skvorecky, George V. Higgins, Mary Lee Settle, Robertson Davies.
- Author BiographyEdward L. Galligan is Professor Emeritus of English at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. He is the author of The Comic Vision of Literature.
- Author(s)Edward L. Galligan
- PublisherUniversity of Missouri Press
- Date of Publication30/11/1998
- SubjectLiterary Theory
- Place of PublicationMissouri
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Missouri Press
- Content Notebibliography, index
- Weight494 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
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