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The Resource Violence without God : the rhetorical despair of twentieth-century writers, Joyce Wexler

Violence without God : the rhetorical despair of twentieth-century writers, Joyce Wexler

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Violence without God : the rhetorical despair of twentieth-century writers
Title
Violence without God
Title remainder
the rhetorical despair of twentieth-century writers
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Wexler
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Language
eng
Summary
  • " As twentieth-century writers confronted the political violence of their time, they were overcome by rhetorical despair. Unspeakable acts left writers speechless. They knew that the atrocities of the century had to be recorded, but how? A dead body does not explain itself, and the narrative of the suicide bomber is not the story of the child killed in the blast. In the past, communal beliefs had justified or condemned the most horrific acts, but the late nineteenth-century crisis of belief made it more difficult to come to terms with the meaning of violence. In this major new study, Joyce Wexler argues that this situation produced an aesthetic dilemma that writers solved by inventing new forms. Although Symbolism, Expressionism, Modernism, Magic Realism, and Postmodernism have been criticized for turning away from public events, these forms allowed writers to represent violence without imposing a specific meaning on events or claiming to explain them. Wexler's investigation of the way we think and write about violence takes her across national and period boundaries and into the work of some of the greatest writers of the century, among them Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Alfred Döblin, Günter Grass, Gabriel García Márquez, Salman Rushdie, and W. G. Sebald. "--
  • "Third year undergraduates and above studying twentieth-century literature, modernism, comparative literature, literature and culture"--
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1947-
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Wexler, Joyce Piell
Dewey number
809/.933552
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.V53
LC item number
W49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Violence in literature
  • Atrocities in literature
  • Despair in literature
  • Rhetoric and psychology
  • Authors
  • Authors
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature, Modern
  • Eliot, T. S.
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
  • Atrocities in literature
  • Authors
  • Despair in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) in literature
  • Rhetoric and psychology
  • Violence in literature
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Violence without God : the rhetorical despair of twentieth-century writers, Joyce Wexler
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-198) 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
Introduction: The problem -- 1. Symbolism in a secular age -- 2. T.S. Eliot's expressionist angst -- 3. D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love and men at war -- 4. Ulysses, the mythical method, and magic realism -- 5. The German route from Ulysses to magic realism -- 6. How to write about the Holocaust -- Epilogue: The end of the secular age
Control code
946903489
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 204 pages
Isbn
9781501325298
Lccn
2016020328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946903489
Label
Violence without God : the rhetorical despair of twentieth-century writers, Joyce Wexler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-198) 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
Introduction: The problem -- 1. Symbolism in a secular age -- 2. T.S. Eliot's expressionist angst -- 3. D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love and men at war -- 4. Ulysses, the mythical method, and magic realism -- 5. The German route from Ulysses to magic realism -- 6. How to write about the Holocaust -- Epilogue: The end of the secular age
Control code
946903489
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 204 pages
Isbn
9781501325298
Lccn
2016020328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946903489

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