This is an adventurous and unusual book. Bourbon moves back and forth between literary and philosophical contexts with ease, showing in multifarious ways how the one can, often in unexpected ways, illuminate the other. Throughout these wide-ranging explorations Bourbon uncovers a good deal about both the nature of literary meaning and our distinctive -- if tellingly irreducible -- relations to literary texts. (Garry L. Hagberg, author of Art as Language: Wittgenstein, Meaning, and Aesthetic Theory
and Meaning and Interpretation: Wittgenstein, Henry James, and Literary Knowledge
About the Author
Brett Bourbon is Assistant Professor of English at Stanford University.