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Atmosphere, Mood, Stimmung: On a Hidden Potential of Literature

Atmosphere, Mood, Stimmung: On a Hidden Potential of Literature

by Hans Gumbrecht

Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804781220
Pages: 152
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 4 Mb
Date posting: 2021-05-13
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What are the various atmospheres or moods that the reading of literary works can trigger? Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht has long argued that the function of literature is not so much to describe, or to re-present, as to make present. Here, he goes one step further, exploring the substance and reality of language as a material component of the world—impalpable hints, tones, and airs that, as much as they may be elusive, are no less matters of actual fact. Reading, we discover, is an ...