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FuturityContemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Amir Eshel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

When looking at how trauma is represented in literature and the arts, we tend to focus on the weight of the past. This book suggests that this retrospective gaze has trapped us in a search for reason ... More

Tough EnoughArbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil

Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil

Deborah Nelson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226457772
eISBN:
9780226457949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457949.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book identifies Diane Arbus, Hannah Arendt, Joan Didion, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, and Simone Weil as a counter tradition of unsentimental writing and art that stands between the cultures of ... More

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