On longing: narratives of the miniature, the gigantic, the souvenir, the collection

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John Hopkins University Press, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 213 pages
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Miniature books, eighteenth-century novels, Tom Thumb weddings, tall tales, and objects of tourism and nostalgia: this diverse group of cultural forms is the subject of On Longing, a fascinating analysis of the ways in which everyday objects are narrated to animate or realize certain versions of the world.

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Review: On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection

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Review: On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection

User Review  - Rick - Goodreads

Parts of this book are quite fascinating. Other parts are beyond me. I guess I really should have taken philosophy at some point in my life. Read full review

Contents

ON DESCRIPTION AND THE BOOK
3
THE MINIATURE
37
THE GIGANTIC
70
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