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

Auteur : Russell Samolsky
Éditeur : New York : Fordham University Press, 2011.
Édition/format :   Livre électronique : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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"This book sets out to articulate a new theory and textual practice of the relation between literary reception and embodiment by arguing that certain modern literary texts have apocalyptic futures. Rather than claim that great writers have clairvoyant powers, it examines the ways in which a text incorporates an apocalyptic event--and marked or mutilated bodies--into its future reception. The book is thus concerned  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Format – détails additionnels : Print version:
Samolsky, Russell.
Apocalyptic futures.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011032058
Personne nommée : Franz Kafka; Joseph Conrad; J M Coetzee; Art Spiegelman; Franz Kafka; Joseph Conrad; J M Coetzee; Art Spiegelman; J M Coetzee; Joseph Conrad; Franz Kafka; Art Spiegelman
Type d’ouvrage : Ressource Internet
Format : Ressource Internet, Fichier informatique
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Russell Samolsky
ISBN : 9780823241514 9780823241248 0823241246 0823241513
Numéro OCLC : 785778996
Description : 1 online resource (x, 237 pages) : illustrations
Contenu : Introduction: Writing Violence: Marked Bodies and Retroactive Signs --
1. Metaleptic Machines: Kafka, Kabbalah, Shoah --
2. Apocalyptic Futures: Heart of Darkness, Embodiment, and African Genocide --
3. The Body in Ruins: Torture, Allegory, and Materiality in J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians --
Coda: The Time of Inscription: Maus and the Apocalypse of Number. 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.
Autres titres : Marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
Violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
Responsabilité : Russell Samolsky.

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In this book, the author argues that certain modern literary texts have apocalyptic futures. Rather than claim that great writers have clairvoyant powers, he examines the ways in which a text  Lire la suite...

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