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Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398004-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9800-4
... CHAPTER 2 "We Shore These Fragments against Our Ruin" Most recent attempts at describing sentimentality have agreed that it is a discursive mode informing and shaping culture as well as literature and that it can be most...
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386292-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8629-2
... Chapter 1 9 Heroic Memory: Ruin into Salvation One person’s criminal is another person’s hero. To appreciate the memory question in Chile, on the eve of General Augusto Pinochet’s October 1998 detention in London...
Published: 01 January 2009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9074-9
... PART V RUIN GAZING ALEXANDER REGIER 20 FOUNDATIONAL RUINS The Lisbon Earthquake and the Sublime ‘‘Have you heard of the earthquake in Lisbon THOMAS MANN, DER ZAUBERBERG In...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390749-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9074-9
... PART III EMPIRES, RUINS, AND THEIR STORIES JULIA HELL 10 IMPERIAL RUIN GAZERS, OR WHY DID SCIPIO WEEP? But that’s why you built the towers, isn’t it? Weren’t the towers built as fantasies of wealth and power that...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390749-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9074-9
... TATIANA SMOLIAROVA 21 THE PROMISE OF A RUIN Gavrila Derzhavin’s Archaic Modernity ‘‘Oh gifted architect murmured Arthur, inaudibly to all but Lady Muriel and myself. ‘‘Foreseeing the exact effect his...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390749-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9074-9
... JOHANNES VON MOLTKE 22 RUIN CINEMA Griffith began it with the Babylon sequence in Intolerance, and to this day there is nothing like the thrill of watching all those expensive sets come tumbling...
Published: 21 December 2007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8873-9
... K Liberty’s Ruin in Atlantic Modernism Queering Freedom’s Theft in Nella Larsen Looking back wryly on three centuries, Nella Larsen and Virginia Woolf write metafictions of Atlantic modernity. When Larsen takes Countee Cullen’s lines about a speaker...
Published: 19 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395850-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9585-0
...8 Joseph Masco Engineering the Future as Nuclear Ruin Has any nation-st­ ate invested as profoundly in ruins as Cold War America? While many societies have experienced moments of self-­doubt about the future, perhaps even contemplating the...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
Published: 20 October 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373087-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7308-7
Published: 03 March 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377108
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7710-8
Published: 28 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376903-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7690-3
..., Ethics Ruins change so fast one cannot keep pace. —Rose Macaulay, The Pleasure of Ruins Four he Ruins  |  T of Ruins n July 2005, I returned to Metán to begin a new fieldwork season in the ruins of the second city of Esteco, whose...
Published: 23 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7385-8
Published: 10 October 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384007-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8400-7
... Chapter One LOVE AMONG THE RUINS What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage. —Gertrude Stein, The Mother of Us All∞ Between 1989 and the time of this writing, at...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390749-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9074-9
... DANIEL HERWITZ 13 THE MONUMENT IN RUINS Nothing is more monumental in the landscape of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries than ruins. Cities reduced to rubble, wrecked bunkers, roadways, skyscrapers. Rivers poisoned by...
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By Carolyn J Dean
Published: 30 September 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393177-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9317-7
... Allegories are, in the realm of thoughts, what ruins are in the realm of things. —Walter Benjamin, The Origin of German Tragic Drama  C apterh 4 Rock in Ruins After the Spanish...
Published: 22 March 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395676-025
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9567-6
...Rhinos among the Ruins A. Magon de Clos-D­ oré Today the ruins of the old city of Gaur straddle the border between Bangladesh and India. Carefully restored and properly maintained by the archaeological services of two states, the ruined buildings and city walls are surrounded by rice...
Published: 08 June 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383123-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8312-3
... The Aura of Ruins Quetzil E. Castan˜eda Walter Benjamin describes the concept of aura as ‘‘the unique phenomenon of distance no matter how close it may be In the age of mechanical repro- duction, he claims, the aura of authentic originals, which...
Published: 20 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394426-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9442-6
... INTRODUCTION Beyond the Ruins anke birkenmaier and esther whitfield Havana, the twenty-first-century city that is home to over two...
Published: 19 April 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395850-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9585-0
...9 Vyjayanthi Rao The Future in Ruins Under the lowering, thundery sky, Harsud . . . [appears] like a scene out of a Mar- quez novel . . . behind the blind buffalo, silhouetted against the sky, the bare bones of a broken town. A town...