Centuries’ Ends, Narrative Means
Stanford University Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 387 pages
This pathbreaking work uses the approaching conclusion of the second millennium as a context for discussing questions concerning temporal division and narrative continuity. It investigates assumptions about teleology and eschatology while exploring the ways in which temporal division affects the creation and production of cultural texts and, reciprocally, the ways in which narrative techniques, forms, and conventions shape, explain, and justify history.
Through this exploration, the volume examines how temporal thresholds tend simultaneously to reinforce and to disrupt conceptual boundaries. The sixteen essays use the significance typically invested in historical junctures marked by a centenary advance to investigate perceived paradigm shifts and the consequent reactions to these implicit and explicit transitions. By doing so, they also seek to illuminate the relations between narrative and history, and to enhance understanding of our present historical moment.
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PARTI Stories of History and Narrative
Historical and Ideological
Being Done with Narrative by Cubism and André Malraux
Turners Frontier Thesis as a Narrative
the U S Border
Fin de Siècle Fates Mournings
Whats Awkward About The Awkward Age?
Gender and Desire in History
Hamlet The Revengers Tragedy
Once Upon a Time Not Long Ago O
Fin de Siècle and the Technological Sublime
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