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Michaels, Walter Benn

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Most widely held works by Walter Benn Michaels
Papillon by Henri Charrière( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and held by 2,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of a man sent to prison on a miserable island, Cayena, where escape is impossible. It is a terrible life for him but he finally escapes after much suffering
The gold standard and the logic of naturalism : American literature at the turn of the century by Walter Benn Michaels( )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism discusses ways of creating value in turn-of-the-century American capitalism. Focusing on such topics as the alienation of property, the invention of masochism, and the battle over free silver, it examines the participation of cultural forms in these phenomena
The shape of the signifier : 1967 to the end of history by Walter Benn Michaels( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shape of the Signifier is a critique of recent theory--primarily literary but also cultural and political. Bringing together previously unconnected strands of Michaels's thought--from "Against Theory" to Our America--it anatomizes what's fundamentally at stake when we think of literature in terms of the experience of the reader rather than the intention of the author, and when we substitute the question of who people are for the question of what they believe. With signature virtuosity, Michaels shows how the replacement of ideological difference (we believe different things) with identitarian difference (we speak different languages, we have different bodies and different histories) organizes the thinking of writers from Richard Rorty to Octavia Butler to Samuel Huntington to Kathy Acker. He then examines how this shift produces the narrative logic of texts ranging from Toni Morrison's Beloved to Michael Hardt and Toni Negri's Empire. As with everything Michaels writes, The Shape of the Signifier is sure to leave controversy and debate in its wake
The trouble with diversity : how we learned to love identity and ignore inequality by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critique of the American obsession with diversity argues that we are ignoring the ever-widening economic divide in American society, that diversity has created a false notion of social justice, and that we need to emphasize equality over diversity
The American Renaissance reconsidered( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and German and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our America : nativism, modernism, and pluralism by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michaels contends that the aesthetic movement of modernism and the social movement of nativism came together in the 1920s in their commitment to resolve the meaning of identity - linguistic, national, cultural, and racial. Just as the Johnson Immigration act of 1924, which excluded aliens, and the Indian Citizenship Act of the same year, which honored the truly native, reconceptualized national identity, so the major texts of American writers such as Cather, Faulkner, Hurston, and Williams reinvented identity as an object of pathos - something that can be lost or found, defended or betrayed. Our America is both a history and a critique of this invention, tracing its development from the white supremacism of the Progressive period through the cultural pluralism of the Twenties
My war with Israel by Hussein( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With extraordinary candor, the King of Jordan tells how and why his nation and his Arab allies were so badly beaten by Israel in the Six Day War of June, 1967
The beauty of a social problem : photography, autonomy, economy by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bertolt Brecht once worried that our sympathy for the victims of a social problem can make the problem's 'beauty and attraction' invisible. In 'The Beauty of a Social Problem, ' Walter Benn Michaels explores the effort to overcome this difficulty through a study of several contemporary photographers--including Viktoria Binschtok, Phil Chang, Liz Deschenes, and Arthur Ou. As Michaels demonstrates, their art, unimaginable without the postmodern critique of autonomy and intentionality, ends up departing and powerfully dissenting from that critique."
Élise, ou, La vraie vie : roman by Claire Etcherelli( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un concert fracassant envahit la rue. " Les pompiers ", pensai-je. Arezki n'avait pas bougé. Les voitures devaient se suivre, le hurlement s'amplifia, se prolongea sinistrement et s'arrêta sous la fenêtre. Arezki me lâcha. Je venais de comprendre. La police. Je commençai à trembler. Je n'avais pas peur mais je tremblais tout de même. Je n'arrêtais plus de trembler : , les sirènes, les freins, le bruit sec des portières et le froid, - je le sentais maintenant - le froid de la chambre
The walled city by Marcel Clouzot( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against theory 2 : sentence meaning, hermeneutics : protocol of the fifty-second colloquy, 8 December 1985 by Steven Knapp( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La diversité contre l'égalité by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third truth by Michael Bar-Zohar( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Welling : photographs 1977-90 by James Welling( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gold standard and the logic of naturalism : American literature at the turn of the century by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperial Shah : an informal biography by Gérard de Villiers( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book chronicles of the life and times of Mohammad Reza Shah, who ruled Iran from 1941 to 1979 and was the last Iranian monarch
The spy who died twice by Michael Bar-Zohar( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminine plural by Benoîte Groult( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Benoite and Flora Groult's moving story of a man content to have the best of two worlds concerns a love triange--Parisian style. A precarious relationship is established when the realistic wife of the charming and gregarious Jean Dastier discovers that her best friend, a high fashion designer, has become his mistress. Jean, happy to live for the moment, refuses to choose between them, and the novel shifts back and forth between the thoughts of the two women as they try to adjust to their painful situation ... When the book ends, or rather does not end, it remains the heartrending yet eternally funny story of a disillusioned adult love"--Cover
Shinifian no katachi : Senkyuhyaku rokujushichinen kara rekishi no owari made by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

43-35 10th Street by Daniel P Shea( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"43-35 10th Street is a book about architecture and its relationship to ideological and socioeconomic shifts. The work began with a simple premise; for Shea to observe the residential real estate boom in his neighborhood of New York City, Long Island City. This type of development boom, happening in cities globally, is a distinctly late capitalist solution to the perception of housing needs. Images of Long Island City in New York are juxtaposed with the government buildings in the famed Brazilian city of Brasilia, built ex-nihilo 50 years ago. Images of a dying California industrial town suggest a cycle of dissolution, real estate value, and entropy."--Photo London website, accessed 1/8/2018
 
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The gold standard and the logic of naturalism : American literature at the turn of the centuryThe shape of the signifier : 1967 to the end of historyThe trouble with diversity : how we learned to love identity and ignore inequalityThe American Renaissance reconsideredOur America : nativism, modernism, and pluralismThe Gold standard and the logic of naturalism : American literature at the turn of the centuryShinifian no katachi : Senkyuhyaku rokujushichinen kara rekishi no owari made
Alternative Names
Benn Michaels, Walter

Benn Michaels, Walter 1948-

Michaels, Walter B.

Michaels, Walter B. 1948-

Walter Benn Michaels Amerikaans specialist in literatuur

Walter Benn Michaels US-amerikanischer Literaturtheoretiker

Уолтър Бен Майкълс

マイケルズ, ウォルター・ベン

Languages
English (159)

German (3)

French (3)

Polish (1)

Japanese (1)