Habits of Distraction Paperback / softback
by Michael Wood
Starting with Walter Benjamin's idea of 'reception in a state of distraction' and looking briefly at some antecedents for Benjamin's thinking, this book develops a working model of distraction in interpretation.
Examples are taken from film (Benjamin's test case), literature, music, painting and photography; the book closes with a 'distracted' reading of a classic work of concentration: Milton's Paradise Lost.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
- Publication Date: 01/07/2018
- Category: Literary theory
- ISBN: 9781845192501
- Hardback from £27.75