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In this book, the first edition of which was published in 1971 by Oxford University Press, Ihab Hassan takes Orphic dismemberment and regeneration as his metaphor for a radical crisis in art and language, culture and consciousness, which prefigures postmodern literature. The modern Orpheus, he writes, sings on a lyre without strings. Thus, his sensitive critique traces a hypothetical line from Sade through four modern authors Hemingway, Kafka, Genet, and Beckett to a literature still to come. But the line also breaks into ...

Dismemberment of Orpheus 1982, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299091248

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