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The Resource Apocalyptic futures : marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee, Russell Samolsky

Apocalyptic futures : marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee, Russell Samolsky

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Apocalyptic futures : marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
Title
Apocalyptic futures
Title remainder
marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
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Russell Samolsky
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  • Marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
  • Violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book sets out to articulate a new theory and textual practice of the relation between literary reception and embodiment by arguing that certain modern literary texts have apocalyptic futures. Rather than claim that great writers have clairvoyant powers, it examines the ways in which a text incorporates an apocalyptic event--and marked or mutilated bodies--into its future reception. The book is thus concerned with the way in which apocalyptic works solicit their future receptions. Deploying the double register of "marks" to show how a text both codes and targets mutilated bodies, the book focuses on how these bodies are incorporated into texts by Kafka, Conrad, Coetzee, and Spiegelman. Situating "In the Penal Colony" in relation to the Holocaust, Heart of Darkness to the Rwandan genocide, and Waiting for the Barbarians to the revelations of torture in apartheid South Africa and contemporary Iraq, it argues for the ethical and political importance of reading these literary works' "apocalyptic futures" in our own urgent and perilous situations. The book concludes with a reading of Spiegelman's Maus that offers a messianic counter-time to the law of apocalyptic incorporation."--Publisher's abstract
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Index
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • bibliography
Apocalyptic futures : marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee, Russell Samolsky
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Apocalyptic futures : marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee, Russell Samolsky
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt14bs07v
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Coda:
  • The Time of Inscription: Maus and the Apocalypse of Number
  • Introduction:
  • Writing Violence: Marked Bodies and Retroactive Signs
  • 1.
  • Metaleptic Machines: Kafka, Kabbalah, Shoah
  • 2.
  • Apocalyptic Futures: Heart of Darkness, Embodiment, and African Genocide
  • 3.
  • The Body in Ruins: Torture, Allegory, and Materiality in J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians
  • Introduction: writing violence : marked bodies and retroactive signs -- Metaleptic machines : Kafka, Kabbalah, Shoah -- Kafka and Shoah -- Kafka and Kabbalah -- Inscriptional machines -- Apocalyptic futures : Heart of darkness, embodiment, and African genocide -- Heart of darkness and African genocide -- The genealogy of apocalypse -- Delayed decodings -- Marlow and messianism -- The body in ruins : torture, allegory, and materiality in J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the barbarians -- The politics of the eternal present -- Torture and allegory -- The body in ruins -- The materiality of the letter -- Mourning the bones -- Coda : the time of inscription: Maus and the apocalypse of number
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823241248
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computer
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rdamedia
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illustrations
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