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Author Davies, Ben, 1981-
Title Sex, time, and space in contemporary fiction : exceptional intercourse / Ben Davies.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]

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Author Davies, Ben, 1981-
Subject Sex in literature.
Time in literature.
Space in literature.
Fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Add Title Exceptional intercourse
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface: The Human Stain; Notes ; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction: Exceptionality; Agamben's State ofException; Exceptional Sex; Novels andNorms, Transgression andPerversion; Textual Exceptionalities; Exceptional Textuality; Chapter 2: Hymenality: OnChesil Beach; The Heterotopic Hymen; Hymenal Space; Ejaculatory Ejection; Hymenal Time; Historical Time, Exceptional Rupture; Chapter 3: Incestuous Implications: Gertrude andClaudius; Iterations; Adulterous Parallelism; Abandonment; Re-iterations; The Incestuous Prequel; Chapter 4: Sexual Sets: The Act ofLove.
The (Extra)Marital SetSubset A: (Extra)Marital Exceptions; A.1 Time andSpace; A.2 Subspace; A.3 TheAbandonment of(Extra)Marital Law; Subset B: TheNarratorial Set; B.1 Self-exception; B.2 Storytelling; B.3 TheReader; Chapter 5: Exceptional Existences: Room; 'Room Just Is': Time andSpace; 'What's Normal?'; Jack andtheWolf; Coda: 'Like inaBook'; Bibliography; Index.
Summary zThis is one of the most persuasive studies of contemporary fiction published in recent years. Drawing on fresh philosophical and theoretical materials, the book is fascinating and leads us into daring and rigorous explorations of sex, sets, exceptionality, and the contemporary.y (Mark Currie, Professor of Contemporary Literature at Queen Mary, University of London, UK) zDavies offers a fresh approach to the study of sex in contemporary fiction. Davies manages that ever so difficult task of combining literary theory with close textual attention. The result is a work that offers new theories of contemporary fiction, its form, and its style.y(Sarah Dillon, University Lecturer in Literature and Film, University of Cambridge, UK) zOriginal and forward-moving, Davies’ book provides an analysis of sexual politics in contemporary culture. Through a lucid yet sophisticated reading of Agamben’s work, and a wide-range of texts, Davies explores difficult articulations of the thresholds of sexuality and sexual identity, and—surprisingly—arrives at a radical ethical/political theory.y (Claire Colebrook, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, The Pennsylvania State University, USA) .
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ISBN 9781137485892 (electronic bk.)
1137485892 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 957464800
Additional Format Print version: Davies, Ben, 1981- Sex, time, and space in contemporary fiction. 1137485884 9781137485885 (OCoLC)942380233

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