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Michaels, Walter Benn

Works: 45 works in 161 publications in 3 languages and 9,073 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Juvenile works  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HV8956.G8,
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Publications about Walter Benn Michaels
Publications by Walter Benn Michaels
Most widely held works about Walter Benn Michaels
Most widely held works by Walter Benn Michaels
Papillon by Henri Charrière( Book )
6 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 2,132 libraries worldwide
Describes the life of a man sent to prison on a miserable island, Cayena, where escape is impossible. It is a terrible life for him but he finally escapes after much suffering
The trouble with diversity : how we learned to love identity and ignore inequality by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,277 libraries worldwide
A critique of the American obsession with diversity argues that we are ignoring the ever-widening economic divide in American society, that diversity has created a false notion of social justice, and that we need to emphasize equality over diversity
The American Renaissance reconsidered by Ind.) English institute (Bloomington( Book )
27 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and German and held by 970 libraries worldwide
Our America : nativism, modernism, and pluralism by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Michaels's sustained rereading of texts of the period - the canonical, the popular, and the less familiar - exposes recurring concerns such as the reconception of the image of the Indian as a symbol of racial purity and national origins, the relation between WWI and race, contradictory appeals to the family as model for the nation, and anxieties about reproduction that subliminally tie whiteness and national identity to incest, sterility, and impotence
The gold standard and the logic of naturalism : American literature at the turn of the century by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
The Gold Standard and the Logic of Naturalism discusses ways of creating value in turn-of-the-century American capitalism. Focusing on such topics as the alienation of property, the invention of masochism, and the battle over free silver, it examines the participation of cultural forms in these phenomena
The shape of the signifier : 1967 to the end of history by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
The beauty of a social problem : photography, autonomy, economy by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
"Bertolt Brecht once worried that our sympathy for the victims of a social problem can make the problem's 'beauty and attraction' invisible. In 'The Beauty of a Social Problem, ' Walter Benn Michaels explores the effort to overcome this difficulty through a study of several contemporary artist photographers whose work speaks to questions of political economy. Although he discusses well known figures like Walker Evans and Jeff Wall, Michaels's focus is on a group of younger artists, including Viktoria Binschtok, Phil Chang, Liz Deschenes, and Arthur Ou. All born after 1965, they have always lived in a world where, on the one hand, artistic ambition has been synonymous with the critique of autonomous form and intentional meaning, while, on the other, the struggle between capital and labor has essentially been won by capital. Contending that the aesthetic and political conditions are connected, Michaels argues that these artists' new commitment to form and meaning is a way for them to depict the conditions that have taken the U., S. economic inequality from its lowest level, in 1968, to its highest level today. As Michaels demonstrates, these works of art, unimaginable without the postmodern critique of autonomy and intentionality, end up departing and dissenting from that critique in continually interesting and innovative ways"
Against theory 2 : sentence meaning, hermeneutics : protocol of the fifty-second colloquy, 8 December 1985 by Steven Knapp( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
James Welling : photographs 1977-90 by James Welling( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 44 libraries worldwide
The imperial Shah : an informal biography by Gérard de Villiers( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
This book chronicles of the life and times of Mohammad Reza Shah, who ruled Iran from 1941 to 1979 and was the last Iranian monarch
Feminine plural by Benoîte Groult( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
"Benoite and Flora Groult's moving story of a man content to have the best of two worlds concerns a love triange--Parisian style. A precarious relationship is established when the realistic wife of the charming and gregarious Jean Dastier discovers that her best friend, a high fashion designer, has become his mistress. Jean, happy to live for the moment, refuses to choose between them, and the novel shifts back and forth between the thoughts of the two women as they try to adjust to their painful situation ... When the book ends, or rather does not end, it remains the heartrending yet eternally funny story of a disillusioned adult love"--Cover
The spy who died twice by Michael Bar-Zohar( Book )
2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in French and English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The third truth by Michael Bar-Zohar( Book )
3 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Posthistoricism by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Papillon by Henri Charrière( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Henri Charrière, called "Papillon" for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious Devil's Island prison, a place from which no one had ever escaped ... until Papillon. His flight to freedom remains one of the most incredible feats of human cunning, will, and endurance ever undertaken"--Container
Glyph : Johns Hopkins textual studies by Johns Hopkins University( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Viktoria Binschtok : suspicious minds ; [Berlin, Klemm's 16.10. - 21.11.2009] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Henry James, visionary tourist by Walter Benn Michaels( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
[Ma "guerre" avec Israel.] My 'war' with Israel, by Hussein of Jordan, as told to, and with additional material by, Vick Vance and Pierre Lauer ; translated by June P. Wilson and Walter B. Michaels by King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ḢUSAIN IBN ṪALĀL( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The walled city by Marcel Clouzot( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Benn Michaels, Walter 1948-
Michaels, Walter B.
Michaels, Walter B. 1948-
Walter Benn Michaels Amerikaans specialist in literatuur
Walter Benn Michaels US-amerikanischer Literaturtheoretiker
Уолтър Бен Майкълс
マイケルズ, ウォルター・ベン
English (129)
German (4)
French (4)
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