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The Resource History, literature, critical theory, Dominick LaCapra

History, literature, critical theory, Dominick LaCapra

Label
History, literature, critical theory
Title
History, literature, critical theory
Statement of responsibility
Dominick LaCapra
Creator
Author
Subject
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 Friedlander'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 Zizek. In LaCapra's view Zizek's provocative thought "at times has uncanny echoes of earlier reflections on, or apologies for, political and seemingly regenerative, even sacralized violence.""--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LaCapra, Dominick
Dewey number
809
Index
index present
LC call number
PN50
LC item number
.L33 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and history
  • Literature, Modern
  • Fiction
  • Violence in literature
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Label
History, literature, critical theory, Dominick LaCapra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The mutual interrogation of history and literature -- The quest! the quest! : Conrad and Flaubert -- Coetzee, Sebald, and the narrative of trauma -- Historical and literary approaches to the "final solution" : Saul Friedländer and Jonathan Littell -- The literary, the historical, and the sacred : the question of Nazism -- Epilogue : recent figurations of trauma and violence : tarrying with Zizek
Control code
820450838
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780801451973
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012047659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022263945
System control number
(OCoLC)820450838
Label
History, literature, critical theory, Dominick LaCapra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The mutual interrogation of history and literature -- The quest! the quest! : Conrad and Flaubert -- Coetzee, Sebald, and the narrative of trauma -- Historical and literary approaches to the "final solution" : Saul Friedländer and Jonathan Littell -- The literary, the historical, and the sacred : the question of Nazism -- Epilogue : recent figurations of trauma and violence : tarrying with Zizek
Control code
820450838
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9780801451973
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012047659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022263945
System control number
(OCoLC)820450838

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