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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
... conceptual artist Sophie Calle, and Edgar Allan Poe's classic detective story, “The Purloined Letter.” © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 Baudrillard seduction production detective fiction Calle Poe My investigation was proceeding without him. Sophie Calle, Suite vénitienne (1999: 87). Unlike other...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Jacques Lacan and others have previously employed in a similar fashion. Chapter 1 is titled “The Purloined Landscape,” a reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's The Purloined Letter , for the landscape, like the letter, “remains hidden,” because it “is not taken away but rendered invisible by allowing itself to...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2014) 10 (3): 404–414.
Published: 01 November 2014
... committed beyond reason. Inside the celebration of the king lies the story of a hero unmanned by Earth. Quinault’s lines about there being nothing to hide when there are only moments to live appear as the epigraph to Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “MS. Found in a Bottle” (1833): “Qui n’a plus qu’un moment a...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Allen Poe's “The Purloined Letter” can be discerned. This is a perspective that leads detective fiction itself astray: Nicol detects a secret complicity in the shared topology of Calle's and Poe's work, which is ultimately more profound than the apparent patterns of similarity that are rendered as self...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... The Romantic poets, such as Edgar Allen Poe, were significantly concerned with nature, with the sublime and awesome power of natural phenomenon and the helplessness of humanity before such phenomena. The romanticist imagery of storms, tempests, foods, and hurricanes constantly threatens and overwhelms...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... before curfew, because the police knew that he lived more than fifteen minutes away. In “The Mystery of Marie Roget,” Poe distinguished his fictional detective from a court of law, for “if justice presumed to know the truth of a past event, it would put itself in God’s place and one day could consider...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
... banal” that has joined the angel of the bizarre celebrated by Edgar Allan Poe with the (media) success we're all familiar with, from LOFT STORY to STAR ACADEMY. Today, when all examples are followed in real time by the hyper-powerful mass media, an event is exclusively a break in continuity, an...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... photographs of Pynchon when he was sixteen. He never gives interviews, and to me he is the greatest American writer alive today. There are others whom I adore, like Edgar Allan Poe,…but Pynchon is a man we know nothing about and will never get to know. Unless somebody takes his picture on his deathbed [or...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... speculative fiction since Edgar Allan Poe, H. G. Wells, and Jules Verne, often as the figurations of an imperial imaginary or as longed-for exits from misanthropic despair. Since the invention of nuclear weapons materialized the long- dreaded prospect of biospheric annihilation, the option of removal from the...