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The triangle of representation

Author: Christopher Prendergast
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000.
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Moving deftly among literary and visual arts, as well as the modern critical canon, Christopher Prendergast's book explores the meaning and value of representation as both a philosophical challenge (What does it mean to create an image that ""stands for"" something absent?) and a political issue (Who has the right to represent whom?). The Triangle of Representation raises a range of theoretical, historical, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Prendergast, Christopher.
Triangle of representation.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00022651
(OCoLC)43694224
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Prendergast
ISBN: 0231506090 9780231506090
OCLC Number: 51574680
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 196 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The Triangle of Representation; 2. Blurred Identities: Representing Modern Life; 3. Foundations and Beginnings: Raymond Williams And The Grounds Of Cultural Theory; 4. Circulating Representations: New Historicism And The Poetics Of Culture; 5. Representing (Forgetting) the Past: Paul De Man, Fascism, and Deconstruction; 6. Representing Other Cultures: Edward Said; 7. Representation or Embodiment? Walter Benjamin And The Politics Of CORRESPONDANCES; 8. God's Secret: Reflections On Realism; 9. Visuality and Narrative: The Moment Of History Painting. 10. Literature, Painting, Metaphor: Matisse/Proust11. English Proust; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Christopher Prendergast.

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Moving deftly among literary and visual arts, as well as the modern critical canon, Christopher Prendergast's book explores the meaning and value of representation as both a philosophical challenge (What does it mean to create an image that ""stands for"" something absent?) and a political issue (Who has the right to represent whom?). The Triangle of Representation raises a range of theoretical, historical, and aesthetic questions, and offers subtle readings of such cultural critics as Raymond Williams, Paul de Man, Edward Said, Walter Benjamin, and Hélène Cixous, in addition to pe.

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