I Sing the Body Politic: History as Prophecy in Contemporary American Literature

I Sing the Body Politic: History as Prophecy in Contemporary American Literature

By: Peter Swirski (author)Hardback

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A critical investigation of the dead ends, dead metaphors, dead bodies, and other historical constants of American politics

About Author

Peter Swirski is director of American Studies at Hong Kong University and author of numerous books, including A Stanislaw Lem Reader, From Lowbrow to Nobrow, The Art and Science of Stanislaw Lem, and All Roads Lead to the American City.

Contents

Introduction: History Repeats Itself Repeats Itself; 1 Stupiditys Progress:; Philip Roth and Twentieth-Century American History; DAVID RAMPTON; 2 The Historature of the American Empire:; Joseph Hellers Picture This; PETER SWIRSKI; 3 The American Wars:; History and Prophecy in Vietnam, the Gulf, and Iraq; MICHAEL ZEITLIN; 4 Spike Lee, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X:; The Politics of Domination and Difference; GORDON E. SLETHAUG; 5 Living in Fictitious Times:; Michael Moores Awful Truth about America; NICHOLAS RUDDICK Bibliography; Contributors; Index Introduction: History Repeats Itself Repeats Itself; 1 Stupiditys Progress:; Philip Roth and Twentieth-Century American History; DAVID RAMPTON; 2 The Historature of the American Empire:; Joseph Hellers Picture This; PETER SWIRSKI; 3 The American Wars:; History and Prophecy in Vietnam, the Gulf, and Iraq; MICHAEL ZEITLIN; 4 Spike Lee, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X:; The Politics of Domination and Difference; GORDON E. SLETHAUG; 5 Living in Fictitious Times:; Michael Moores Awful Truth about America; NICHOLAS RUDDICK Bibliography; Contributors; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773536036
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780773536036
  • ISBN10: 0773536035

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