Ashes Taken for Fire: Aesthetic Modernism And the Critique of Identity

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U of Minnesota Press, 2007 - 252 páginas
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Modernism under the Sign of Suicide
2
Holographic Ensemble The Death of Doubt ItselfinThe Nigger of the Narcissus
38
Something Savage Something Pedantic Imaginary Portraits of Certitude in Jacobs Room
72
Maladjusted Phantasms The Ontological Question of Blackness in Light in August
112
The Business of Dreams Retailing Presence in Miss Lonelyhearts
135
Chaos and Surface in Invisible Man
162
Assuming the Position Fugitivity and Futurity in the Work of Chester Himes
193
Notes
222
Bibliography
240
Index
248
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Página 6 - In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water, there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little white smoke would disappear, a tiny projectile would give a feeble screech— and nothing happened.
Página 7 - ... that mysterious life of the wilderness that stirs in the forest, in the jungles, in the hearts of wild men. There's no initiation either into such mysteries. He has to live in the midst of the incomprehensible, which is also detestable. And it has a fascination, too, that goes to work upon him. The fascination of the abomination - you know, Imagine the growing regrets, the longing to escape, the powerless disgust, the surrender, the hate.

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