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On longing : narratives of the miniature, the gigantic, the souvenir, the collection

Author: Susan Stewart
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, [1993] ©1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the ways in which everyday objects are narrated to animate or realize certain versions of the world.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Stewart
ISBN: 0822313669 9780822313663
OCLC Number: 27011292
Notes: Originally published : Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1984.
Description: xiv, 213 pages : 2 illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: On description and the book: Stlll life ; The sadness without an object ; Interior decorations ; Space of language --
The miniature: Micrographia ; Tableau : the miniature described ; The secret life of things ; The dollhouse ; Miniature time --
The gigantic: Skywriting : exteriority and nature ; Exteriority : the city ; The gigantic described ; The lie : gigiantism in language --
The imaginary body: The grotesque body ; The body made miniature ; The Tom Thumb wedding ; Reading the body --
Object of desire : the souvenir: The selfish ; Distance and intimacy ; Separation and restoration --
Object of desire : context destroyed: Inside and outside ; Metaconsumption : the female impersonator --
Conclusion/Litotes --
Notes.
Other Titles: Narratives of the miniature, the gigantic, the souvenir, the collection
Responsibility: Susan Stewart.

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"The historical richness, psychological insight and sociological subtlety of the analyses Stewart develops in On Longing are exemplary for cultural studies."-Barbara Herrnstein Smith "Stewart's work Read more...

 
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