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Scare quotes from Shakespeare : Marx, Keynes, and the language of reenchantment

Author: Martin Harries
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Univ. Press, 2000.
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This book argues that moments of allusion to the supernatural in Shakespeare are occasions where Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes register the perseverance of haunted structures in modern culture.  Read more...


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Named Person: John Maynard Keynes; Karl Marx; William Shakespeare; John Maynard Keynes; Karl Marx; William Shakespeare; Karl Marx; William Shakespeare; John Maynard Keynes; Marx, 1818-1883; Keynes, 1883-1946; Shakespeare, 1564-1616; William Shakespeare; Karl Marx; John Maynard Keynes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Harries
ISBN: 0804736219 9780804736213
OCLC Number: 231865800
Description: VIII, 209 Seiten
Contents: Introduction Part I. Phantasmagoria: 1. Henry Dircks, inventor of Pepper's Ghost; 2. Carlyle and the impossibility of reenchantment; 3. Spiritualism and the Dircksian phantasmagoria; 4. Homo Alludens: Marx's eighteenth Brumaire; 5. From magic to Marx; 6. Smells like world spirit: allusion, revision, farce; 7. Ghosts in The German Ideology and the Eighteenth Brumaire; 8. Translations of the Mole; 9. Ghosts and contradiction; 10. The ghost of Hamlet in the mine; 11. Mining terms in Hamlet; 12. Replication; 13. 'Shakespearized', or back to the Brumaire; Part II. Witchcraft and History: 14. John Maynard Keynes and reenchantment; 15. Productivity, productivity, productivity; 16. Quotation and haunted spheres of Influence; 17. Keynes' Macbeth; 18.The fantasy of deferred history; 18. Macbeth, scare quotes and supernatural history; 19. James and the 'horrid space' of witchcraft; 20. Seeds, second nature, camouflage; 21. The last scare quote; 22. Conclusion; 23. Ends of the scare quote; 23. Last words on witchcraft.
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