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States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel : Martel, Eugenides, Coetzee, Sebald.

Author: Arne De Boever
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub., 2012.
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In the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks, the political situation in both the United States and abroad has often been described as a state of exception: an emergency situation in which the normal rule of law is suspended. In such a situation, the need for good decisions is felt ever more strongly. This book investigates the aesthetics, ethics, and politics of various decisions represented in novels  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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De Boever, Arne.
States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel : Martel, Eugenides, Coetzee, Sebald.
London : Continuum International Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arne De Boever
ISBN: 9781441102485 1441102485
OCLC Number: 787843522
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF FIGURES; Introduction: Decision time; September 11 and the aesthetic decision; The chapters; Schmitt, Hobbes, Benjamin, Burnham; 1 States of exception in Yann Martel's Life of Pi; Introduction; Political state of exception; Psychic state of exception; Theological state of exception; The politics of allegory; 2 Autobiography and human rights in Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex; A failure of reading; Reading human rights; The political life of sex; Sex in theory; Autobiography and messianism. 3 Literary economies in J.M. Coetzee's DisgraceDisgrace, once more; The circular economy of violence; Reading incest; Lucy's count; Lucy as "the part of those who have no part"; From animals to aesthetic economy; 4 Architectures of exception in W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz; Architecture, trauma, and the camps; Reading fortifi cations; The cabinet of wonder; Architectures of the uncanny; Moving testimony; The novel in motion; or, the politics of Austerlitz' aesthetic; Conclusion: From exception to care; Crisis and play; Biopolitics, the novel, and care; REFERENCES; INDEX.

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