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Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-GardesWriting in the State of Exception$
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Sascha Bru

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639250

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639250.001.0001

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The Law of Literature: By Way of Conclusion

The Law of Literature: By Way of Conclusion

(p.193) The Law of Literature: By Way of Conclusion
Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes

Sascha Bru

Edinburgh University Press

This concluding chapter discusses the concept of trauma and the modernist avant-gardes, also looking at how literature can produce an effect of knowledge, and the ways in which (modernist) literature is commonly related to law. It then looks at literature in the state of exception and the role avant-gardes played in literary theory.

Keywords:   trauma, modernist avant-gardes, literature, knowledge, modernist literature, law, state of exception, literary theory

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