The Resource Futurity : contemporary literature and the quest for the past, Amir Eshel, (electronic resource)

Futurity : contemporary literature and the quest for the past, Amir Eshel, (electronic resource)

Label
Futurity : contemporary literature and the quest for the past
Title
Futurity
Title remainder
contemporary literature and the quest for the past
Statement of responsibility
Amir Eshel
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When looking at how trauma is represented in literature and the arts, we tend to focus on the weight of the past. In this book, Amir Eshel suggests that this retrospective gaze has trapped us in a search for reason in the madness of the twentieth century's catastrophes at the expense of literature's prospective vision. Considering several key literary works, Eshel argues in Futurity that by grappling with watershed events of modernity, these works display a future-centric engagement with the past that opens up the present to new political, cultural, and ethical possibilities-what h
Cataloging source
CDX
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Eshel, Amir
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN50 .E84 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History in literature
  • German literature
  • Hebrew literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • German literature
  • Hebrew literature
  • Literature
Label
Futurity : contemporary literature and the quest for the past, Amir Eshel, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Coming to terms with the future: German literature in search of the past. Between retrospection and prospection ; Günter Grass: "nothing is pure" ; Alexander Kluge: literature as orientation ; Martin Walser: imagination and the culture of dissensus ; The past as gift -- pt. 2. Writing the unsaid: Hebrew literature and the question of Palestinian flight and expulsion. The unsaid ; The silence of the villages: S. Yizhar's early war writing ; "Then, suddenly-fire": A.B. Yehoshua's Facing the forests ; "A land that devours it inhabitants. Its lovers devour its lovers" ; The threads of our story: the unsaid in recent Israeli prose -- pt. 3. Futurity and action. The past after the "end of history" ; Arresting time: W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz ; To do something, to begin ; The terror of the unforeseen ; On this road: the improbable future -- Coda: toward a hermeneutic of futurity
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226924960
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
416829
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820121143
  • (OCoLC)ocn820121143
Label
Futurity : contemporary literature and the quest for the past, Amir Eshel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Coming to terms with the future: German literature in search of the past. Between retrospection and prospection ; Günter Grass: "nothing is pure" ; Alexander Kluge: literature as orientation ; Martin Walser: imagination and the culture of dissensus ; The past as gift -- pt. 2. Writing the unsaid: Hebrew literature and the question of Palestinian flight and expulsion. The unsaid ; The silence of the villages: S. Yizhar's early war writing ; "Then, suddenly-fire": A.B. Yehoshua's Facing the forests ; "A land that devours it inhabitants. Its lovers devour its lovers" ; The threads of our story: the unsaid in recent Israeli prose -- pt. 3. Futurity and action. The past after the "end of history" ; Arresting time: W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz ; To do something, to begin ; The terror of the unforeseen ; On this road: the improbable future -- Coda: toward a hermeneutic of futurity
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226924960
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
416829
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820121143
  • (OCoLC)ocn820121143

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