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Michaels, Walter Benn

Overview
Works: 43 works in 153 publications in 3 languages and 8,834 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Juvenile works  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Publishing director, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HV8956.G8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Walter Benn Michaels
Papillon by Henri Charrire( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 2,128 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 trouble with diversity : how we learned to love identity and ignore inequality by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,276 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 by Ind.) English institute (Bloomington( Book )

28 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and German and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 784 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
The gold standard and the logic of naturalism : American literature at the turn of the century by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 711 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( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beauty of a social problem : photography, autonomy, economy by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 116 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 artist photographers whose work speaks to questions of political economy. Although he discusses well known figures like Walker Evans and Jeff Wall, Michaels's focus is on a group of younger artists, including Viktoria Binschtok, Phil Chang, Liz Deschenes, and Arthur Ou. All born after 1965, they have always lived in a world where, on the one hand, artistic ambition has been synonymous with the critique of autonomous form and intentional meaning, while, on the other, the struggle between capital and labor has essentially been won by capital. Contending that the aesthetic and political conditions are connected, Michaels argues that these artists' new commitment to form and meaning is a way for them to depict the conditions that have taken the U.,S. economic inequality from its lowest level, in 1968, to its highest level today. As Michaels demonstrates, these works of art, unimaginable without the postmodern critique of autonomy and intentionality, end up departing and dissenting from that critique in continually interesting and innovative ways"--Amazon.com
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 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liefde tegen liefde by Benote 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
The spy who died twice by Michael Bar-Zohar( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in French and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third truth by Michael Bar-Zohar( Book )

3 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posthistoricism by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papillon by Henri Charrire( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henri Charrière, called "Papillon" for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious Devil's Island prison, a place from which no one had ever escaped ... until Papillon. His flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning, will, and endurance ever undertaken"--Container
Glyph : Johns Hopkins textual studies( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Ma "guerre" avec Israel.] My 'war' with Israel, by Hussein of Jordan, as told to, and with additional material by, Vick Vance and Pierre Lauer ; translated by June P. Wilson and Walter B. Michaels by King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ḢUSAIN IBN ṪALĀL( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James, visionary tourist by Walter Benn Michaels( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Satan qui vous aime beaucoup.] Satan's needle: a true story of drug addition and cure ... Translated by June P. Wilson and Walter B. Michaels by Philippe Alfonsi( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The walled city by Marcel Clouzot( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The trouble with diversity : how we learned to love identity and ignore inequality
Alternative Names
Benn Michaels, Walter 1948-

Michaels, Walter B.

Michaels, Walter B. 1948-

Walter Benn Michaels US-amerikanischer Literaturtheoretiker

Уолтър Бен Майкълс

マイケルズ, ウォルター・ベン

Languages
English (125)

French (4)

German (3)

Covers
The 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 centuryThe shape of the signifier : 1967 to the end of historyPapillon