Hayden White probes the notion of authority in art and literature and examines the problems of meaningits production, distribution, and consumptionin different historical epochs. In the end, he suggests, the only meaning that history can have is the kind that a narrative imagination gives to it. The secret of the process by which consciousness invests history with meaning resides in "the content of the form," in the way our narrative capacities transform the present into a fulfillment of a past from which we would wish to have descended.
Editore Johns Hopkins University Press
Formato Ebook con Adobe DRM
EAN-13 9780801896149 9780801896149