Utterly Other Discourse

Utterly Other Discourse : The Texts of Christine Brooke-Rose

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The British novelist and critic Christine Brooke-Rose (born 1923) is increasingly being regarded as one of the most significant writers of the contemporary period. In her dozen novels she has explored themes as diverse as biligualism (as a metaphor for alienation) and the influence of computer technology on the humanities.As these themes suggest, Brooke-Rose is sometimes perceived as a difficult writer, especially given the dazzling virtuosity of the linguistic wordplay that enlivens her later novels. "Utterly Other Discourse" (a phrase from her 1984 novel "Amalgamemnon") provides a valuable introduction to her work; in fifteen essays--some previously published, some written for this book--scholars from America, England, and Europe examine her work from a variety of critical angles.
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  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 158 x 235 x 23mm | 535g
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • New
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1564780791
  • 9781564780799
  • 3,216,369

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"Utterly Other Discourse (a phrase from her 1984 novel Amalgamemnon, 1-56478-050-3 $9. 95) provides a valuable introduction to her work. In fifteen essays (some previously published, some written for this book) scholars from America, England, and Europe examine her work from a variety of critical angles. Also included is the opening chapter from Brooke-Rose's forthcoming autobiographical novel, Remake, offering a rare look at the woman behind the texts." -- Midwest Book Review
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About Ellen G Friedman

Friedman is professor of English and director of women's studies. Richard Martin is founder and president of Alcera Consulting Inc. He brings his business and military leadership experience to bear for organizations and executives seeking to exploit change, maximize opportunity, and minimize risk. He has helped executives and organizations in both the private and public sectors to develop and implement corporate strategy, assess and mitigate risks and threats of all kinds, adapt structures and processes for the achievement of corporate strategic objectives, and create lasting improvements in individual and organizational performance. Richard is a member of Alan Weiss 's Million Dollar Consulting Mentoring Hall of Fame, and the only one with extensive military experience. Martin is curator in charge of The Costume Institute and curator of the related exhibition. Friedman is professor of English and director of women's studies.
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