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The Resource Sublime desire : history and post-1960s fiction, Amy J. Elias

Sublime desire : history and post-1960s fiction, Amy J. Elias

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Sublime desire : history and post-1960s fiction
Title
Sublime desire
Title remainder
history and post-1960s fiction
Statement of responsibility
Amy J. Elias
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This text examines our changing relationship to history and how fiction reflects it. The author draws on more than thirty relevant texts, from Tolstoy's War and Peace to Jeanette Winterson's Sexing the Cherry
  • "In Sublime Desire, Amy J. Elias examines our changing relationship to history and how fiction written since 1960 reflects that change. She contends that postmodernism is a post-traumatic imagination that is pulled between two desires: the political desire to acknowledge the physical violence of twentieth-century history and the yearning for an escape from that history into a ravishing realm of historical certainty. Torn between these desires, both historical fiction and historiography after 1960 redefine history as the "sublime," a territory beyond lived experience that is both unknowable and seductive. In the face of a failure of Enlightenment ideals about knowledge and the West's own history of violence, post-World War II history becomes a desire for the "secular sacred" sublime - for awe, certainty, and belief."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Elias, Amy J.
Dewey number
809.3/81
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3441
LC item number
.E44 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Parallax, re-visions of culture and society
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Historical fiction
Label
Sublime desire : history and post-1960s fiction, Amy J. Elias
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-309) 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
1. Theory. 1. Sorting Out Connections: The Historical Romance in Hyper-reality. 2. The Metahistorical Romance and the Historical Sublime -- 2. Analysis. 3. Cracking the Mirror: Spatializing History in Metahistorical Romances. 4. Metamodernity: The Postmodern Turn on the Enlightenment. 5. Western Modernity versus Postcolonial Metahistory. 6. Coda: The Sot-Weed Factor and Mason & Dixon
Control code
45413462
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780801867330
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00012493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Sublime desire : history and post-1960s fiction, Amy J. Elias
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-309) 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
1. Theory. 1. Sorting Out Connections: The Historical Romance in Hyper-reality. 2. The Metahistorical Romance and the Historical Sublime -- 2. Analysis. 3. Cracking the Mirror: Spatializing History in Metahistorical Romances. 4. Metamodernity: The Postmodern Turn on the Enlightenment. 5. Western Modernity versus Postcolonial Metahistory. 6. Coda: The Sot-Weed Factor and Mason & Dixon
Control code
45413462
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780801867330
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
00012493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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