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The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson
The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson (November 2000)
Writing, the Sublime, and the Dialectic of Critique
Steven Helmling - Author

A critical overview of the work of Fredric Jameson, with an emphasis on his notoriously difficult writing style.

This is the first book to provide a critical overview of the work and career, as a whole, of the Marxist culture-critic Fredric Jameson, foremost among American intellectuals and a vanguard figure in the "theory movement" of the past three decades. Steven Helmling identifies major themes and traces both continuity and chang...(Read More)
 
 
The Word Pen, and the Pistol
The Word Pen, and the Pistol (November 2000)
Literature and Power in Tahiti
Robert Nicole - Author

This postcolonial study explores the Western myth of Tahiti as a paradise, as well as the complex and diverse ways the Maohi people have responded to this myth.

The Word, The Pen, and the Pistol explores the relationships between history, power, knowledge, and certain cultural productions such as literature in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Borrowing from the theoretical works of Michel Foucault and Edward Said, the book re...(Read More)
 
 
Devotional Poetics and the Indian Sublime
Devotional Poetics and the Indian Sublime (August 1998)
Vijay Mishra - Author

Combines Western theories of the sublime (from Longinus to Lyotard) with indigenous Indian modes of reading in order to construct a comprehensive theory of both the Indian sublime and Indian devotional verse.

"Devotional Poetics and the Indian Sublime continues, in fruitful ways, the recent extension of comparative literature beyond the narrow regional boundaries of Europe and North America. Mishra takes up an ext...(Read More)
 
 
Fragments of the Feminine Sublime in Friedrich Schlegel and James Joyce
Fragments of the Feminine Sublime in Friedrich Schlegel and James Joyce (January 1998)
Ginette Verstraete - Author

Traces the early German Romantic origins of Joyce's modern and postmodern innovation of the novel.

"Fragments of the Feminine Sublime in Friedrich Schlegel and James Joyce is a well-researched work of comparative literature/comparative poetics. It juxtaposes two extremely important figures from Romantic and post-Romantic European culture, Friedrich Schlegel and James Joyce. Verstraete provides a provocative readin...(Read More)
 
 
The Gothic Sublime
The Gothic Sublime (May 1994)
Vijay Mishra - Author

This book reads the Gothic corpus with a thoroughly postmodern critical apparatus, pointing out that the Gothic Sublime anticipates our own doomed desire to pass beyond the hyperreal. A highly sophisticated theoretical reading of key texts of the Gothic, this book allows the reader to re-live the Gothic, not simply as a nostalgic relic or a pre-romantic aberration, but as a living presence that has strong resonances with the postmodern condition....(Read More)
 
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