Eloquent Obsessions: Writing Cultural Criticism

Eloquent Obsessions: Writing Cultural Criticism

by Marianna De Marco Torgovnick
     
 

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This collection explores a wide range of issues at the intersection of personal and social history--from growing up in the South to exploring a love for France or Japan, from coming of age as a feminist to making the history of 'National Geographic, ' from examining the cultural 'we' to diagnosing class structures in Israel or showing how photography deals with AIDS.  See more details below

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This collection explores a wide range of issues at the intersection of personal and social history--from growing up in the South to exploring a love for France or Japan, from coming of age as a feminist to making the history of 'National Geographic, ' from examining the cultural 'we' to diagnosing class structures in Israel or showing how photography deals with AIDS.

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"This fresh and engaging collection of essays is a significant marker in the momentous shift from academic theorizing to a more public, more accessible form of cultural and literary commentary. These younger critics, like their predecessors in earlier generations, have rediscovered the personal voice as a superb vehicle for new ideas about art, culture, and society."—Morris Dickstein, Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate School

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822314721
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
05/20/1994
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Marianna Togovnick, Professor of English at Duke University, is author of Gone Primitive: Savage Intellects, Modern Lives and Crossing Ocean Parkway: Readings by an Italian-American Daughter.

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