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

Autor: Russell Samolsky
Editora: New York : Fordham University Press, 2011.
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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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Formato Físico Adicional: Print version:
Samolsky, Russell.
Apocalyptic futures.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011032058
Pessoa Denominada: 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 de Material: Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Recurso Internet, Arquivo de Computador
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Russell Samolsky
ISBN: 9780823241514 9780823241248 0823241246 0823241513
Número OCLC: 785778996
Descrição: 1 online resource (x, 237 p.) : ill.
Conteúdos: 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.
Outros Títulos: Marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
Violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
Responsabilidade: Russell Samolsky.

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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 with the way in which apocalyptic works solicit their future receptions. Deploying the double register of "marks" to show how a text both codes and targets mutilated bodies, the book focuses on how these bodies are incorporated into texts by Kafka, Conrad, Coetzee, and Spiegelman. Situating "In the Penal Colony" in relation to the Holocaust, Heart of Darkness to the Rwandan genocide, and Waiting for the Barbarians to the revelations of torture in apartheid South Africa and contemporary Iraq, it argues for the ethical and political importance of reading these literary works' "apocalyptic futures" in our own urgent and perilous situations. The book concludes with a reading of Spiegelman's Maus that offers a messianic counter-time to the law of apocalyptic incorporation."--Publisher's abstract.

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