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Silence and subject in modern literature : Spoken violence

Author: Ulf Olsson; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why does interrogation silence its object and not make it speak? Silence vs speech is a central issue in classical and modern literary works. This book studies literary representations of the power relations in which we are forced to speak using a range of texts ranging from the modern crime novel, via classics, to avant-garde plays.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ulf Olsson; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9781137350992 1137350997 9781349468645 1349468649
OCLC Number: 879718896
Notes: Available through Palgrave Connect (SHEDL).
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: Cordelia's Silence, Spoken Violence 1. The Exemplary Becomes Problematic, or Gendered Silence: Jane Austen 2. The Secrets of Silence: Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Musil's Tonka 3. Refusal, or The Mute Provocateurs: Bartleby Meets Yvonne 4. The Other of Monologue: Strindberg, Camus, Beckett 5. Interrogation, or Forced to Silence: Rankin, Harris, Pinter, Duras 6. Literature as Coerced Speech: Peter Handke's Kaspar 7. Epilogue: The Silence of the Sirens 8. Bibliography Index
Responsibility: edited by Ulf Olsson.

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