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Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Andrew N. Rubin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Combining literary, cultural, and political history, and based on extensive archival research, including previously unseen FBI and CIA documents, this book argues that cultural politics—specifically ... More


Beatific Orientalism: Gary Snyder and Zen

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Gary Snyder's interest in the Far East as a mode of reclaiming a native sense of America. The fifties counterculture turned to the Orient in search of a subterranean America, ... More


Imperial Expiation

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the cultural legacy of the Middle Eastern campaigns. It argues that they offered the hope of some continuity with the past, undercutting the sense of total rupture produced by ... More


Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Merve Emre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226473833
eISBN:
9780226474021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474021.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Literature departments are staffed by, and tend to be focused on turning out, “good” readers—attentive to nuance, aware of history, interested in literary texts as self-contained works. But the vast ... More


Making a Scene: Rhys and the Aesthete at Mid-Century

Rishona Zimring

in Jean Rhys: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402194
eISBN:
9781474422260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402194.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This essay reads Rhys’s “Let Them Call It Jazz” (1962) through a consideration of a triad of mid-20th century writers who inherited and transformed a tradition of British aestheticism. The writers ... More


Günter Grass: “Nothing Is Pure”

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the works of Günter Grass to address the following questions: How did new vocabularies to describe and address the German past emerge in the postwar era? To what extent did ... More


Sailing to Bohemia: Utopia, Memory, and the Holocaust in Postwar Austrian and German Writing

Alfred Thomas

in Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226795409
eISBN:
9780226795416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226795416.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Turning from interwar French responses to Prague, this chapter examines the elegiac treatment of the city as a site of nostalgia in postwar German and Austrian literature. Writers who represented ... More


Slapstick Modernism: Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop

William Solomon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040245
eISBN:
9780252098468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040245.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Slapstick comedy landed like a pie in the face of twentieth-century culture. Pratfalls and nyuk-nyuks percolated alongside literary modernism throughout the 1920s and 1930s before slapstick found ... More


Alexander Kluge: Literature as Orientation

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the works of Alexander Kluge. Kluge's themes and figurative choices help broaden our view of German history. His literature and his cinematic and television work goes beyond the ... More


Martin Walser: Imagination and the Culture of Dissensus

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Martin Walser's autobiographical novel Ein springender Brunnen (A gushing fountain), which was named one of the century's greatest books of memory. Ein springender Brunnen is ... More


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