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The Essay: A Note (On Being Late)

Nicholas Royle

in Veering

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780748636549
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652303 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636549.003.0005
The Essay: A Note (On Being Late)

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This chapter critically and inventively looks at what is happening, with the question of writing and literature. If the analysis of veering has anything to teach us, it would be a practice of critical thinking and writing newly attuned to the strangeness of literature (including its relation to law and democracy); the animal that you are; spectrality; and the environment. Veering is the art of the singular and perverse. As Edward Said reads Theodor Adorno (beside himself), he lets the readers see that any essay worthy of the name is engaged in the art of veering.

Keywords: veering; writing; literature; critical thinking; essay

Chapter.  2472 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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