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Published: 01 January 1997
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8209-6
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... Part VI Style This page intentionally left blank 111 But Life First, these words from the writer and editor William Maxwell: After forty years, what I came to care about most was not style, but the breath of life. Ev er y Da y I W rit e th e Bo ok · Am ita va K um ar Sugared Violets...
Published: 16 August 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385516-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8551-6
..., discourses. There are perhaps a nities here with what the literary critic Mikhail Bakhtin called the dia- logic: multiple languages coexisting within a novel. Culture, for the modern anthropologist, is a kind of novel: a compendious mode containing a variety of styles. But the anthropologist is always...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... A brief essay that takes a line from a poem by the Hindi writer Alokdhanwa to present in the portrait of a bathroom the reality of the inequality of nations. Alokdhanwa’s line is juxtaposed here with a line by John Cheever about bathrooms—the essay finding meaning, literary and otherwise, in...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374084-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7408-4
... opportunities and progress for black selves, these authors underscore how spatial and temporal movements are broken, fissured, and constantly being interrupted. Jazz, for Morrison and Ellison, becomes a literary trope that registers the breaks and cuts of history—the wounds and openings—as well as the...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012245-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1224-5
...1 FROM SOUL TO POST- SOUL A Literary and Musical History Before it came to denote a musical genre or to encompass a cultural logic, soul was most often used to describe a quality of jazz performance. In a pioneering 1961 article about the subgenre of soul- jazz, Ebony writer and editor Lerone...
Published: 14 August 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1215-3
... Part I African Literary History and the Cold War 1Pens and Guns Literary Autonomy, Artistic Commitment, and Secret Sponsorships In 1967, while taking part in the African- Scandinavian Writers Conference in Stockholm, Alex La Guma exclaimed, I, as a South African writer, am pre- pared to run...
Published: 14 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012153-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1215-3
... aesthetic system, which I discuss in more detail in chapter 2. The USSR aimed to attract intellectuals from the Third World who were dis- enchanted with the capitalist mode of cultural production and with the literary styles recognized by the Western publishing market. The Kremlin attempted to sway...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009160-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
...2 LIST AS FORM Literary, Ethnographic, Long, Short, Heavy, Light Sasha Su- Ling Welland Lists can be tyrannical. They tell us what we are supposed to do and what we have failed to do. They purport to keep us on task. They lead us to derive plea sure from crossing things out. Done! Eliminated! Lists...
Published: 18 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004370-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0437-0
...- otal figure among the Harlem literary pioneers who styled themselves as a defiant Niggerati, and her stories, plays, and musicals gave her a flamboy- ant profile very unusual for a student of other cultures. Was she too involved with the sensual life of her subjects to put it forward objectively...
Published: 14 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012153-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1215-3
...Part I African Literary History and the Cold War 1Pens and Guns Literary Autonomy, Artistic Commitment, and Secret Sponsorships In 1967, while taking part in the African- Scandinavian Writers Conference in Stockholm, Alex La Guma exclaimed, I, as a South African writer, am pre- pared to run guns...
Published: 02 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012610-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1261-0
... kind, will fight moralism, feminism, every opportunistic or utilitarian cowardice. FILIPPO TOMMASO MARINETTI, Manifesto of Futurism (1909) Chapter five Infrastructure, Activism, and Literary Dialectics in the Early Twentieth Century Infrastructure, Activism, and Literary Dialectics 157 In the long...
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By Saloni Mathur
Published: 22 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003380-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0338-0
...ePilogue lAte styles Perhaps I will do little more today than turn, and return, around these turns, around the by- turn and the re- turn. JAcques derridA, Rogues One of the challenges of writing alongside contemporary art is that it is, by definition, a moving target. Its dynamic, shape...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
Book Chapter

By Ann Snitow
Published: 14 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
..., “The Feminist Sex Wars: Retrenchment Versus Transformation.” Second, several of many literary reviews from this period of Sturm and Drang. My piece about David Garnett’s human-to-animal fables was meant to sneak up on more unstable ideas of sexuality than the prevailing feminist discourse allowed. The...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-076
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... her poem “To Be Born a Man,” with its hard-hitting, mocking lines about gender discrimination, early in her writing career. Her epistolary novel Íntimas (Close Friends , 1913), written in a Romantic literary style that diverged from both the realist and modernist genres of the day, was a “novel about...
Published: 24 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373025-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7302-5
... the nonfictive literary form that best embodies the ethos and style of Hall’s voice. Against the background of this discussion the letter then engages one of Hall’s best-known essay interventions, “The Great Moving Right Show,” his influential analysis of the rise of Margaret Thatcher, and his...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373049-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7304-9
... This introduction contextualizes recent debates over the merits of critique and postcritique within literary and cultural studies. It develops various frameworks for evaluating those debates. In particular, it understands critique as a genre that can be characterized by a distinct style, tone...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-107
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
.... Zavaleta cultivated an essayistic literary style that was highly distinctive, dense and abstract, suggestive and elusive. Zavaleta wrote his essay “The Masses in November” (1983) in the wake of the powerful general strike called by the Bolivian Workers Central ( cob ) in November 1979. The mobilization...
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-078
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
...358 The Voyage Johann Wolfgang von Goethe As the paragon of the German literary style called Sturm und Drang [storm and stress], it is fitting that Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 1832), best known for Faust, should compose an imaginative evocation of a stormy passage on the ocean, without having...