Lyotard, Literature and the Trauma of the differend

  • Authors
  • Dylan Sawyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Dylan Sawyer
    Pages 1-25
  3. Dylan Sawyer
    Pages 26-62
  4. Dylan Sawyer
    Pages 63-100
  5. Dylan Sawyer
    Pages 101-158
  6. Dylan Sawyer
    Pages 159-203
  7. Dylan Sawyer
    Pages 204-212
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 213-259

About this book


This original study examines Jean-François Lyotard's philosophical concept of the differend and details its unexplored implications for literature. it provides a new framework with which to understand the discourse itself, from its Homeric beginnings to postmodern works by authors such as Michael Ondaatje and Jonathan Safran Foer.


Lyotard Literature differend Trauma Philosophy Continental Philosophy Literary Studies Sublime Postmodern Testimony Ethical Writing Homer Michael Ondaatje Jonathan Safran Foer bibliography concept discourse English literature exile Jean-François Lyotard Literatur literature philosophy

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