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The Resource Reading the symptom : Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and the dynamics of capitalism, Mohamed Zayani ; preface by Jean-Joseph Goux

Reading the symptom : Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and the dynamics of capitalism, Mohamed Zayani ; preface by Jean-Joseph Goux

Label
Reading the symptom : Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and the dynamics of capitalism
Title
Reading the symptom
Title remainder
Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and the dynamics of capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Mohamed Zayani ; preface by Jean-Joseph Goux
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Reading the Symptom is concerned with naturalism; it is also necessarily concerned with capitalism as the complex-structuring whole within which naturalism operates and from which it cannot be disengaged. Tightly connected with this polemic assertion is a methodological proposition: naturalismand by extension capitalism - is characterized not only by its logic, but also by its asymmetrical dynamism. Focusing on Frank Norris's McTeague (and its companion piece Vandover and the Brute) and Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie, this study argues that naturalism puts into question the very system it exemplifies. Naturalism has a transgressive element at its core, the appreciation of which calls for a special attention to the role and consequence of the emergent, the aleatory, and the stochastic. To explore the interplay between the systematic and the asystematic is not only to come to the conclusion that naturalism is an open, creative system, but also to realize that uneven development is the basic law of social formations."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zayani, Mohamed
Dewey number
813/.40912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS374.N29
LC item number
Z39 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern American literature : new approaches,
Series volume
v. 15
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Naturalism in literature
  • Capitalism and literature
  • American fiction
  • Norris, Frank
  • Dreiser, Theodore
  • Norris, Frank
Label
Reading the symptom : Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and the dynamics of capitalism, Mohamed Zayani ; preface by Jean-Joseph Goux
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-184)
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 Economico-Libidinal Nexus of Desire.
  • Passions for Drinks, Appetites for Food, and Orgies of Gold.
  • The Economy of Language and the Language of Economy.
  • The Semiotic Violence of Desire.
  • Syntactic Involutions and Negative Precipitations.
  • Tarrying with the (Il)logic of Capitalism
  • 4.
  • A Rhythmanalytical Approach to the Problematic of Everydayness in Sister Carrie
  • 5.
  • Reading the Symptom: History without Teleology
  • Preface
  • Jean-Joseph Goux
  • 1.
  • American Literary Naturalism and the Limits of Revisionism
  • 2.
  • Ludic Naturalism: Determinacy and Indeterminacy in Vandover and the Brute
  • 3.
  • The Strategy of Desire in McTeague.
Control code
37293279
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780820439105
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97027273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Reading the symptom : Frank Norris, Theodore Dreiser, and the dynamics of capitalism, Mohamed Zayani ; preface by Jean-Joseph Goux
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-184)
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 Economico-Libidinal Nexus of Desire.
  • Passions for Drinks, Appetites for Food, and Orgies of Gold.
  • The Economy of Language and the Language of Economy.
  • The Semiotic Violence of Desire.
  • Syntactic Involutions and Negative Precipitations.
  • Tarrying with the (Il)logic of Capitalism
  • 4.
  • A Rhythmanalytical Approach to the Problematic of Everydayness in Sister Carrie
  • 5.
  • Reading the Symptom: History without Teleology
  • Preface
  • Jean-Joseph Goux
  • 1.
  • American Literary Naturalism and the Limits of Revisionism
  • 2.
  • Ludic Naturalism: Determinacy and Indeterminacy in Vandover and the Brute
  • 3.
  • The Strategy of Desire in McTeague.
Control code
37293279
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 184 pages
Isbn
9780820439105
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97027273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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