The Failed Text: Literature and Failure

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The Failed Text: Literature and Failure

The Failed Text: Literature and Failure

  • Title: The Failed Text: Literature and Failure
  • Author: José Luis Martínez-Dueñas Rocio G. Sumillera
  • ISBN: 9781443846691
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
The Failed Text: Literature and Failure By José Luis Martínez-Dueñas Rocio G. Sumillera,



There are numerous ways to understand failure in literature failure to produce a work of demonstrable literary merit, or failure to publish a work despite such merit failure to see something translated, adapted or performed adequately, or indeed to see it translated, adapted or performed at all failure to establish a connection with the contemporary reading public, failThere are numerous ways to understand failure in literature failure to produce a work of demonstrable literary merit, or failure to publish a work despite such merit failure to see something translated, adapted or performed adequately, or indeed to see it translated, adapted or performed at all failure to establish a connection with the contemporary reading public, failure to please critics, or to charm readers and hence the failure to achieve substantial sales An author or a literary work may also fail to endure over time, or fail to find itself included in the literary canon, or in histories of literature and literary anthologies Aside from all of these, failure might be due to an author s inability to be satisfied with his or her own literary production, producing anxiety, uncertainty and frustration in the mind of the creator, despite any outward success that the work might enjoy The fourteen essays of The Failed Text Literature and Failure are case studies of several ways in which failure can be construed in the domain of literary production Their aim is to explore exemplary failures in the history of literature and literary criticism, and to discuss the repercussions of these, or the lack thereof, in the subsequent development of literary discourses Underlying all studies is the assumption that the history of literature is not constituted merely by a succession of successful works, but also by a concatenation of failed projects, unwelcomed or unappreciated innovations, and many instances of deep personal frustration, and that these failed projects have, at best, met with praise and vindication only after the death of their creators.


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