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

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

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Apocalyptic futures : marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee
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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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eng
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In this book, the author argues that certain modern literary texts have apocalyptic futures. Rather than claim that great writers have clairvoyant powers, he examines the ways in which a text incorporates an apocalyptic event into its future reception. He is thus concerned with the way in which apocalyptic works solicit their future receptions. Apocalyptic Futures also sets out to articulate a new theory and textual practice of the relation between literary reception and embodiment. Deploying the double register of "marks" to show how a text both codes and targets mutilated bodies, the author 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, the author 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
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Midwest
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Samolsky, Russell
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809.3/04
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Kafka, Franz
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Coetzee, J. M
  • Spiegelman, Art
  • Fiction
  • Ethics in literature
  • Apocalyptic literature
  • Prophecy in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Mimesis in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Apocalyptic futures : marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee, Russell Samolsky, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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9780823234813
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(electronic bk.)
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11837432
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Apocalyptic futures : marked bodies and the violence of the text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee, Russell Samolsky, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780823234813
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11837432
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MWT11837432
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remote
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