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Author Fradinger, Moira
Title Binding Violence : Literary Visions of Political Origins
Imprint Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2010
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Literature, Violence, and Politics -- Part I: Sophocles' Antigone or The Invention of Politics: We the City -- Antigone and the Polis -- The Most Modern of Tragedies: The Politics of Burial -- Creon's Edict: The Barbarians at Home -- Dying Democratically: Antigone's Ritual -- Interlude: Modern Tempo-Democratic Overture, State Finale -- Part II: D. A. F. de Sade's One Hundred and Twenty Days of Sodom or The Reinvention of Politics: We the People -- Sade's Text and Sade's Times -- The Libertine Alliance: No Ordinary Pact in Times of War -- Necrophiliac Cannibals: Dismembering "Nonpeople," Membering "The People" -- Domestic Consistency: Not Laws, but Order -- Frame within the Frame: Riveting Voices and Gazes -- Interlude: Modern Sovereignty: Perversion of Democracy? -- Part III: Mario Vargas Llosa's The Feast of the Goat or Sovereign Politics: We the Nation-State -- Vargas Llosa's Appeal to History: Within and Beyond Latin America -- Necropolitics I: From an "African Horde" to a Modern Country: Trujillo's Body Politic and the Haitian Enemy -- Necropolitics II: Rebonding the Nation: Trujillo's Body Natural and the Specularity of Enmity -- Epilogue: The Force of Imagination -- Notes -- Index
Through innovative readings of Sophocles, the Marquis de Sade and Mario Vargas Llosa, Binding Violence examines literary visions of the constitution of autonomous polities in the context of historical emergences of democracy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Fradinger, Moira Binding Violence : Literary Visions of Political Origins Redwood City : Stanford University Press,c2010 9780804763301
Subject Violence in literature.;Politics in literature.;Politics and literature.;Comparative literature
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