The Work of Literature in an Age of Post-Truth -

The Work of Literature in an Age of Post-Truth

By Dr. Christopher Schaberg



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A 2019 Prose Award Finalist What is the role of literary studies in an age of Twitter threads and viral news? If the study of literature today is not just about turning to classic texts with age-old questions, neither is it a rejection of close reading or critical inquiry. Through the lived experience of a humanities professor in a rapidly changing world, this book explores how the careful study of literature and culture may be precisely what we need to navigate our dizzying epoch of post-truth politics and ecological urgency.

Product code: 9781501334290

ISBN 9781501334290
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW140
No. Of Pages 168
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Part meditation, part manifesto, this book spurs us--in a climate of so-called post-truth--to consider and value the importance of the humanities and the training in rigorous thinking it provides.