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Marks of toil : work and disfigurement in literature, film and philosophy

Author: Justin Vicari
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Subjects considered in this book include the films of Charlie Kaufman and Stan Brakhage, the fiction of Philip Roth and Don DeLillo, the feminist art criticism of Lucy Lippard, and the meanings of virtuality and the internet"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Vicari
ISBN: 9780786495887 078649588X
OCLC Number: 879584344
Description: v, 207 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: We Halcyonians --
Motifs of physical capital and bodily transformation --
Eternity and the body --
Fictional bodies of the Great Depression --
The dean's laughing fit --
The road to Kotka at night --
The aesthetics of limbo --
Window babies --
Surplus and sacrifice --
This animal which is not one --
Dialectics at an impasse --
(In)conclusion: on the evanescent.
Responsibility: Justin Vicari.

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Are people nothing more than their physical capital - what their bodies can produce and provide? This philosophical treatise examines the idea of mutational bodies as it has appeared in fiction and  Read more...

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