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By Peter Womack

Dialogue is a many-sided severe suggestion; straight away an old philosophical style, a proper section of fiction and drama, a version for the connection of author and reader, and a theoretical key to the character of language. In all its varieties, it questions ‘literature’, anxious the singleness and fixity of the written textual content with the fluid interactivity of conversation.


In this transparent and concise consultant to the a number of importance of the time period, Peter Womack:





  • outlines the historical past of debate shape, Platonic, Renaissance, Enlightenment and sleek examples

  • illustrates the play of discussion within the many ‘voices’ of the unconventional, and considers how discussion works at the stage

  • interprets the influential dialogic theories of Mikhail Bakhtin

  • examines the concept literary examine itself involves a ‘dialogue’ with the past

  • presents an invaluable thesaurus and additional interpreting section.

Practical and thought-provoking, this quantity is the perfect starting-point for the exploration of this various and interesting literary form.

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