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Apocalyptic futures : marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Author: Russell Samolsky
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Franz Kafka; Joseph Conrad; J M Coetzee; Art Spiegelman; J M Coetzee; Joseph Conrad; Franz Kafka; Art Spiegelman; John M Coetzee; Joseph Conrad; Franz Kafka; John M Coetzee; Joseph Conrad; Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka; Joseph Conrad; J M Coetzee; Art Spiegelman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Samolsky
ISBN: 9780823234790 0823234797 9780823234806 0823234800
OCLC Number: 694832836
Description: x, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: writing violence : marked bodies and retroactive signs --
Metaleptic machines : Kafka, Kabbalah, Shoah --
Kafka and Shoah --
Kafka and Kabbalah --
Inscriptional machines --
Apocalyptic futures : Heart of darkness, embodiment, and African genocide --
Heart of darkness and African genocide --
The genealogy of apocalypse --
Delayed decodings --
Marlow and messianism --
The body in ruins : torture, allegory, and materiality in J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the barbarians --
The politics of the eternal present --
Torture and allegory --
The body in ruins --
The materiality of the letter --
Mourning the bones --
Coda : the time of inscription: Maus and the apocalypse of number.
Other Titles: Marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
Violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
Responsibility: Russell Samolsky.

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