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The letter of violence : essays on narrative, ethics, and politics

Author: Idelber Avelar
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
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This book traces the theory of violence from nineteenth-century symmetrical warfare through today's warfare of electronics and unbalanced numbers. Surveying such luminaries as Walter Benjamin, Frantz Fanon, Hannah Arendt, Paul Virilio, and Jacques Derrida, Avelar also offers a discussion of theories of torture and confession, the work of Roman Polanski and Borges, and a meditation on the rise of the novel in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Avelar, Idelber, 1968-
Letter of violence.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
(DLC) 2004049764
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Idelber Avelar
ISBN: 9781403978202 1403978204 9781403967428 1403967423 9781403967411 1403967415
OCLC Number: 560464000
Description: 1 online resource (x, 194 pages)
Contents: Introduction: 20th Century Thinking on Violence --
Specters of Walter Benjamin: Mourning, Labor, and Violence in Jacques Derrida --
Torture, Confession, and the History of Truth: From Plato to Pinochet --
Ethics Across Neocolonial Borders: Jorge Luis Borges and the International Division of Intellectual Labor --
Transculturation and Civil War: The Origins of the Novel in Colombia --
Afterword: On Violence, Law, and Justice.
Responsibility: Idelber Avelar.
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This book traces the theory of violence from nineteenth-century symmetrical warfare through today's warfare of electronics and unbalanced numbers. Surveying such luminaries as Walter Benjamin, Frantz Fanon, Hannah Arendt, Paul Virilio, and Jacques Derrida, Avelar also offers a discussion of theories of torture and confession, the work of Roman Polanski and Borges, and a meditation on the rise of the novel in Colombia.

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