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“Not hubris however the ever self-renewing impulse to play calls new worlds into being.”—Nietzsche
Parents and politicians have continually taken play heavily. Its formative powers, its concentration, its strength, and its skill to indicate different issues have drawn the eye of writers from Plato and Schiller to Wittgenstein, Nabokov, and Eco. the convenience with which an election turns into perceived as a race, a political problem as a soccer online game, or an issue as a tennis fit simply proves how a lot play capability to modern lifestyles. simply how play confers that means, notwithstanding, is healthier printed in literature, the place that means is eternally at stake.
“At stake” itself, the chance of a raffle, is just one intersection among play and lifestyles. Playtexts finds various junctures the place literary playfulness—seemingly so diverting and irrelevant—instead opens the main profound questions on creativity, neighborhood, price, and trust. How do authors play with their phrases and readers? Can literature continue in any respect until a reader is keen and ready to play?
No moralizing monologue, Playtexts is fascinated by exuberance and inventive surge: Breton’s building of an antinovel, Gombrowicz’s fight with grownup formalities, Nabokov’s swats on the humorless, Sarrazin’s seductive notes, Eco’s recasting of undercover agent and detective fiction, Reyes’s carnal metaphorics.

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