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By Eric P. Levy

Detaining Time is the 1st e-book to enquire the illustration of time in literature when it comes to the venture to reconceptualize time, in order that its move now not threatens defense. targeting the character, results, and backbone of resistance to temporal passage, Eric P. Levy deals designated and probing shut readings, enriched through thorough but enticing explication and alertness of fashionable philosophical theories of time. Philosophy is the following hired no longer as a inflexible version to which literature is compelled to comply, yet as an alternative as a lens during which components an important to the literary texts could be remoted and clarified, at the same time they trouble principles varied from these expounded in philosophy. The literary texts handled contain Hamlet, Hard Times, Ulysses, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, quite a lot of Beckettian works, and Enduring Love – texts distinguished by way of their not easy, relentless, unique, and dramatic depiction of the fight with temporality. The philosophies of time coated contain these of Aristotle, Kant, Bergson, John McTaggart, C.D. extensive, Edmund Husserl and Gilles Deleuze.

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