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January 1993
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Fragments of Rationality
Postmodernity and the Subject of Composition
Faigley, Lester
In an insightful assessment of the study and teaching of writing against the larger theoretical, political, and technological upheavals of the past thirty years, Fragments of Rationality questions why composition studies has been less affected by postmodern theory than other humanities and social science disciplines.

Winner of the 1994 CCCC Outstanding Book Award
Winner of the 1992 MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize

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Lester Faigley is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas.
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In an insightful assessment of the study and teaching of writing against the larger theoretical, political, and technological upheavals of the past thirty years, Fragments of Rationality questions why composition studies has been less affected by postmodern theory than other humanities and social science disciplines.
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“A well written and important book, as relevant to the field of professional communication as to the broader field of composition.”—Technical Communication Quarterly

"Very much like reading Foucault at his clearest and most convincing. This book is written with real authority, and it makes sense in all sorts of ways." —James Slevin, Georgetown University


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