Literature and Materialisms

By Frédéric Neyrat, published by Routledge

From a new materialist perspective, literature is never mute but always a part of the voice of the world, its physicality impresses our memory and sculpts our emotions. For a materialist thinker, the moment of collapse is always a moment of immanence, that is to say the attack and the destruction of a form of transcendence. Consequently, language, as any “thing” else, is material.