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Imagined Dialogues: Eastern European Literature in Conversation with American and English Literature
     

Imagined Dialogues: Eastern European Literature in Conversation with American and English Literature

by Gordana Crnkovic
 

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ISBN-10: 0810117177

ISBN-13: 9780810117174

Pub. Date: 10/25/1999

Publisher: Northwestern University Press


By conducting "imagined dialogues" between selected literary works--Eastern Europeans like Kiš and Borowski on one hand, American and English writers like Cage and Ishiguro on the other--this book proposes an effective new way of reading literature, one that goes beyond the narrowing categories of contemporary critical trends. A new perspective on

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By conducting "imagined dialogues" between selected literary works--Eastern Europeans like Kiš and Borowski on one hand, American and English writers like Cage and Ishiguro on the other--this book proposes an effective new way of reading literature, one that goes beyond the narrowing categories of contemporary critical trends. A new perspective on each of the works emerges, as well as a heightened sense of the liberating power of literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810117174
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
10/25/1999
Series:
Rethinking Theory Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Introduction
The Liberating Effect of Literature

Chapter 1
Literature against the Closures of Language: A Tomb for Boris Davidovich by Danilo Kiš and Silence by John Cage

Chapter 2
Literature against the Closures of Power: This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski and The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Chapter 3
Literature against the Closures of Gender: Marina or About Biography by Irena Vrkljan and My Emily Dickenson
by Susan Howe

Afterword
Dialogues and the Freedom of Reading

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

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