The Resource History, literature, critical theory, Dominick LaCapra, (electronic resource)

History, literature, critical theory, Dominick LaCapra, (electronic resource)

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History, literature, critical theory
Title
History, literature, critical theory
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Dominick LaCapra
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Language
eng
Summary
In History, Literature, Critical Theory, Dominick LaCapra continues his exploration of the complex relations between history and literature, here considering history as both process and representation. A trio of chapters at the center of the volume concern the ways in which history and literature (particularly the novel) impact and question each other. In one of the chapters, LaCapra revisits Gustave Flaubert, pairing him with Joseph Conrad. Other chapters pair J. M. Coetzee and W. G. Sebald, Jonathan Littell's novel The Kindly Ones and Saul Friedländer's two-volume, prizewinning history Nazi Germany and the Jews. A recurrent motif of the book is the role of the sacred, its problematic status in sacrifice, its virulent manifestation in social and political violence (notably the Nazi genocide), its role or transformations in literature and art, and its multivalent expressions in "postsecular" hopes, anxieties, and quests. LaCapra concludes the volume with an essay on the place of violence in the thought of Slavoj Žižek. In LaCapra's view Žižek's provocative thought "at times has uncanny echoes of earlier reflections on, or apologies for, political and seemingly regenerative, even sacralized violence."
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1939-
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LaCapra, Dominick
Dewey number
809
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Literature and history
  • Literature, Modern
  • Fiction
  • Violence in literature
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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History, literature, critical theory, Dominick LaCapra, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780801467769
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12429466
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MWT12429466
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
History, literature, critical theory, Dominick LaCapra, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780801467769
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12429466
Publisher number
MWT12429466
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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