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Saul Bellow’s Class of Explaining Creatures: Mr. Sammler’s Planet and the Rise of Neoconservatism

Stephen Schryer

in Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reviews Saul Bellow's novel, Mr. Sammler's Planet, examining particularly the protagonist's sociological perspective: social reality is determined by ideas and values disseminated by ... More


“The Shadow of the Cloud”: Racial Speculation and Cultural Vision in Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave

Janet Neary

in Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272891
eISBN:
9780823272945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272891.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that as a narrative of kidnap rather than birth into slavery, Solomon Northup’s historical predicament dramatizes the rhetorical predicament of all ex-slave narrators. Northup is ... More


Terrorism and the Railway

Marian Aguiar

in Tracking Modernity: India's Railway and the Culture of Mobility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665600
eISBN:
9781452946429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665600.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes how global modernity enables and ceases movement through cultural visions of the Indian railway, focusing on the way terror as a cultural process converges on the image of the ... More


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