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The habits of distraction, Michael Wood

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The habits of distraction
Title
The habits of distraction
Statement of responsibility
Michael Wood
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The thoughts traced in this book may seem a little complicated but the project itself is simple. It is to see what sort of weight and extension Walter Benjamin's phrase 'reception in distraction' can be seen to bear in changing contexts. The book first looks at the theoretical contours of the phrase, and several of its relatives, in the work of Benjamin and Barthes, with a glance at a prehistory in Proust and others. It then closely considers some different objects of reception and different forms of distraction: in jazz, classical music, poetry, painting, art house film and popular film. Particular instances are: an album by Miles Davis and his group, a song by Richard Strauss, a poem by W.B. Yeats, a painting by Max Ernst, a film by Luís Buñuel, a film by Clint Eastwood. The hope is that distraction in interpretation--listening, reading, viewing, watching--will come to seem less vague and regrettable, and may serve as a corrective to narrow, expert and over-explicit modes of response. But this hope itself depends on readers who will take what is shown here as an invitation to choose their own examples and explore some of these possibilities for themselves" --
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DLC
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1936-
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Wood, Michael
Dewey number
801/.95
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2603.E455
LC item number
Z964 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical inventions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Benjamin, Walter
  • Barthes, Roland
  • Distraction (Philosophy)
  • Motion pictures
  • Arts
  • Interpretation (Philosophy)
  • Barthes, Roland
  • Benjamin, Walter
  • Arts
  • Distraction (Philosophy)
  • Interpretation (Philosophy)
  • Motion pictures
Label
The habits of distraction, Michael Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-110) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Editor's Preface -- The Critical Inventions Series -- Part One. Out of Theory. The Distraction Set -- Staying Too Long -- Something Is Happening -- Part Two. Into Practice. Kinds of Cool -- All That Dread -- Playing the Witch -- Let's Not Overthink This -- Epilogue : Don't Say Goodbye
Control code
1031409405
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 114 pages
Isbn
9781845192501
Lccn
2018005816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031409405
Label
The habits of distraction, Michael Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-110) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Editor's Preface -- The Critical Inventions Series -- Part One. Out of Theory. The Distraction Set -- Staying Too Long -- Something Is Happening -- Part Two. Into Practice. Kinds of Cool -- All That Dread -- Playing the Witch -- Let's Not Overthink This -- Epilogue : Don't Say Goodbye
Control code
1031409405
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 114 pages
Isbn
9781845192501
Lccn
2018005816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1031409405

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