A Desire Called America : Biopolitics, Utopia, and the Literary Commons (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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A Desire Called America : Biopolitics, Utopia, and the Literary Commons

Author: Christian P Haines; Project Muse.
Publisher: New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2020.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.; UPCC book collections on Project MUSE., Literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Desire Called America examines the relationship between American exceptionalism and U.S. literature. It focuses on how literary works by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, William S. Burroughs, and Thomas Pynchon draw on the utopian energies of American exceptionalism only to overturn exceptionalism's investments in capitalism and the nation-state. The book analyzes what it terms the excluded middle between American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian P Haines; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9780823286973 0823286975
OCLC Number: 1136331549
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents: Introduction: Impossibly American | 11. A Revolutionary Haunt: Utopian Frontiersin William S. Burroughs's Late Trilogy | 332. The People and the People: Democracy and Vitalismin Walt Whitman's 1855 Leaves of Grass | 743. Nobody's Wife: Affective Economies of Marriagein Emily Dickinson | 1144. Idle Power: The Riot, the Commune, and Capitalist Timein Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day | 157Coda: Assembling the Future | 205Acknowledgments | 209Notes | 213Index | 241
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.; UPCC book collections on Project MUSE., Literature.
Responsibility: Christian P. Haines.

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Presents interpretations of American literature and politics, focusing on the work of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, William S. Burroughs, and Thomas Pynchon. Analyzes how literary texts imagine  Read more...

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Drawing together autonomist and post-autonomist Marxism, theories of the biopolitical, and the long genealogy of critiques of exceptionalism, A Desire Called America imagines a bold new way forward Read more...

 
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