The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War (BOK)

Sorin Radu Cucu

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This book argues that, during the Cold War, modern political imagination was held captive by the split between two visions of universality - freedom in the West versus social justice in the East - and by a culture of secrecy that tied national identity to national security. Examining post-1945 American and Eastern European interpretive novels in dialogue with each other and with post-foundational democratic theory, The Underside of Politics brings to light the ideas, forces, and circumstances that shattered modernity's promises (such as secularization, autonomy, and rights) on both sides of the Iron Curtain. In this context, literary fictions by Kundera and Roth, Popescu and Coover, Kis and DeLillo become global as they reveal the trials of popular sovereignty in the "fog of the Cold War" and trace the elements around which its world discourse or global picture is constructed: the atom bomb, Stalinist show trials, anticommunist propaganda, totalitarian terror, secret military operations, and political targeting.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Sorin Radu Cucu
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780823254347
Antall sider 264 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 476 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -