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Archives of authority : empire, culture, and the Cold War

Archives of authority : empire, culture, and the Cold War

Author: Andrew N Rubin
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, cop. 2012.
Series: Translation, transnation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Argues that cultural politics - specifically America's often covert patronage of the arts - played a highly important role in the transfer of imperial authority from Britain to the United States  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew N Rubin
ISBN: 9780691154152 0691154155
OCLC Number: 809512958
Description: x, 184 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Archives of Authority 11 The Archive and the Juridical 12 States of Exception 13 States of Criticism 17 Chapter 2 Orwell and the Globalization of Literature 24 Communist Crypts 28 The "Communist Menace" 34 The Translation of Authority 37 Translation and Modes of Domination 44 Chapter 3 Transnational Literary Spaces at War 47 The Sun Never Sets on the British Writer 47 The Time of Translation 58 London Calling 60 Literary Diplomacy 65 Chapter 4 Archives of Critical Theory 74 Accommodations 80 Chapter 5 Humanism, Territory, and Techniques of Trouble 87 Terrain of Philology 90 Notes 109 Bibliography 141 Index 167
Series Title: Translation, transnation.
Responsibility: Andrew N. Rubin.


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Winner of a 2013 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Nonfiction, Lannan Foundation "Archives of Authority is a valuable and thought-provoking work... Archives of Authority will be of great interest to Read more...

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