The Law of Literature: By Way of Conclusion

Sascha Bru

in Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780748639250
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651931 | DOI:
The Law of Literature: By Way of Conclusion

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This concluding chapter discusses the concept of trauma and the modernist avant-gardes, also looking at how literature can produce an effect of knowledge, and the ways in which (modernist) literature is commonly related to law. It then looks at literature in the state of exception and the role avant-gardes played in literary theory.

Keywords: trauma; modernist avant-gardes; literature; knowledge; modernist literature; law; state of exception; literary theory

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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