The World of Failing Machines: Speculative Realism and Literature (Paperback)
The World of Failing Machines offers the first full-length discussion of the relationship between speculative realism and literary criticism. In identifying some of the most significant coordinates of speculative-realist thought, this book asks what the implications might be for the study of literature. It is argued that the first casualty might well be the form of the traditional essay.
Grant Hamilton is Assistant Professor of English Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He teaches and writes in the areas of world literature and literary theory.