Eloquent obsessions : writing cultural criticism (Book, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
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Eloquent obsessions : writing cultural criticism

Eloquent obsessions : writing cultural criticism

Author: Marianna Torgovnick
Publisher: Durham Duke Univ. Press 1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marianna Torgovnick
ISBN: 082231455X 9780822314554 082231472X 9780822314721
OCLC Number: 832155608
Notes: Rev. and expanded version of the South Atlantic quarterly, v. 91, no. 1 (winter 1992) special issue, "Writing cultural criticism," edited by Marianna Torgovnick
Description: VI, 292 Seiten Illustrationen 23 cm
Contents: Introduction/ Marianna Torgovnick 1 The American Stranger/ Alice Yaeger Kaplan 5 Decades/ Nancy K. Miller 29 The Duplicity of the Southern Story: Reflections on Reynolds Price's The Surface of Earth and Eudora Welty's "The Wide Net"/ Linda Orr 50 Tatami Room/ Cathy N. Davidson 76 Saving Our Lives: Dances with Wolves, Iron John, and the Search for a New Masculinity/ Jane Tompkins 96 Pursuing Authenticity: The Vernacular Moment in Contemporary American Art/ Henry M. Sayre 107 Becoming America's Lens on the World: National Geographic in the Twentieth Century/ Jane Collins and Catherine Lutz 128 Power, History, and Authenticity: The Mowachaht Whalers' Washing Shrine/ Aldona Jonaitis and Richard Inglis 157 The Ecology of Images/ Andrew Ross 185 Academic Writing and the Uses of Bad Publicity/ Gerald Graff 208 Ideology, Energy, and Cultural Criticism/ Mark Edmundson 220 Invoking Culture: The Messy Sid of "Cultural Politics"/ Virgina R. Dominguez 237 The Politics of the "We"/ Marianna Torgovnick 260 Notes on Contributors 279 Index 281
Responsibility: ed. by Marianna Torgovnick


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