Dislocating the End: Climax, Closure, and the Invention of Genre

Synopsis

"Dislocating the End examines how two concepts - catastrophe and typology - have reconceived the notion of ending. This innovation in ending has in turn gone hand in hand with innovation in genre. Focusing on Shakespeare's King Lear, Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year, and Gershom Scholem's theory of catastrophe, this book shows the implications of displaced endings for tragedy, novel, and historiography." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved