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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Huber, Sebastian, 1986-
Subject of the event.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
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|Description:||316 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: America's Subjects of Events --
Chapter 1. The Question of the Event and the Question(s) of the Subject --
Chapter 2. 'You have to carry the fire': The Reactive Subject in Cormac McCarthy's The Road (2006) --
Chapter 3. 'With Us or Against Us': The Obscure Subject in Jess Walter's The Zero (2006) --
Chapter 4. 'Let us go then you and I': The Amorous Subject in Mark Z. Danielewski's Only Revolutions (2006) --
Chapter 5. 'You'll never be passé': The Aesthetico-Political Subject in Paul Beatty's Slumberland (2008) --
Chapter 6. 'There is nothing to compare it to now': The Scientific-Political Subjects in Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day (2006) --
Conclusion: The End as Enjambment.
Drawing on Alain Badiou's notion of 'the subject of the event,' Huber leads the way out of a conceptual deadlock that has informed much of contemporary literary studies. Having less agency than the