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

Autore: Russell Samolsky
Editore: New York : Fordham University Press, 2011.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
Samolsky, Russell.
Apocalyptic futures.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011032058
Persona incaricata: 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
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Russell Samolsky
ISBN: 9780823241514 9780823241248 0823241246 0823241513
Numero OCLC: 785778996
Descrizione: 1 online resource (x, 237 pages) : illustrations
Contenuti: 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.
Altri titoli: Marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
Violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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