Preface Preface to the Routledge Classics Edition 1. Introductory 2. Creation and the other 3. Originality and invention 4. Inventive language and the literary event 5. Singularity 6. Reading and responding 7. Performance 8. Form, meaning, context 9. Responsibility and ethics 10. An everyday impossibility Debts and Directions Notes Bibliography Index
Derek Attridge is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of York, UK. He is the author or editor of twenty-five books, including Peculiar Language: Literature as Difference from the Renaissance to James Joyce (Routledge, 2004), The Work of Literature (2015) and, with Henry Staten, The Craft of Poetry (Routledge, 2015).