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The Literary Life of Things: Case Studies in American Fiction - North American Studies (Paperback)
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The Literary Life of Things: Case Studies in American Fiction - North American Studies (Paperback)

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Paperback 300 Pages / Published: 13/06/2014
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Contemplating the aesthetic and narrative forms of material life in American fiction as well as theoretical concepts of materiality, The Literary Life of Things looks at renewed attention to the physical world within the humanities and social sciences, variously designated as new materialism or the material turn. Setting out from the observation that objects have a much-neglected life in fiction, Babette Barbel Tischleder aims to bring scenes of animation to the forefront and, by focusing on the trajectories of inanimate things, to ask how human aspirations, fantasies, practices, memories, and self-concepts rely upon the object world in American literature and culture.

Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593500065
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 214 x 140 x 20 mm


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Babette Barbel Tischleder s readings of texts are no less fresh and forceful than the topics those texts bring into focus: object agency, obsolescence, patina, and (magnificently) the recalcitrance of things. The book is a timely and important contribution to American studies and to object studies both. --Bill Brown "author of A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature ""
"Babette Barbel Tischleder's readings of texts are no less fresh and forceful than the topics those texts bring into focus: object agency, obsolescence, patina, and (magnificently) the recalcitrance of things. The book is a timely and important contribution to American studies and to object studies both."--Bill Brown "author of "A Sense of Things: The Object Matter of American Literature" "

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