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Michaels, Walter Benn

Overview
Works: 45 works in 170 publications in 5 languages and 10,458 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Personal narratives  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Juvenile works  History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: HV8956.G8, B
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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 )
7 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 2,115 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 )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,224 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 ( Book )
27 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and German and held by 964 libraries worldwide
Our America : nativism, modernism, and pluralism by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 789 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 718 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
My war with Israel by Hussein( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
The shape of the signifier : 1967 to the end of history by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Élise, ou, La vraie vie : roman by Claire Etcherelli( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Roman - racisme - Algérie - France - travailleur - condition - vingtième siècle
The beauty of a social problem : photography, autonomy, economy by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 173 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"--Amazon.com
The walled city by Marcel Clouzot( Book )
2 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
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 86 libraries worldwide
La diversité contre l'égalité by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 67 libraries worldwide
The third truth by Michael Bar-Zohar( Book )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 49 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 43 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 18 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
Shinifian no katachi : Senkyuhyaku rokujushichinen kara rekishi no owari made by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Posthistoricism by Walter Benn Michaels( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Glyph : Johns Hopkins textual studies ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 5 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
Languages
English (137)
German (3)
French (3)
Japanese (1)
Polish (1)
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