Outside, America

Outside, America

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The idea of the qoutsideq as a space of freedom has always been central in the literature of the United States. This concept still remains active in contemporary American fiction; however, its function is being significantly changed. Outside, America argues that, among contemporary American novelists, a shift of focus to the temporal dimension is taking place. No longer a spatial movement, the quest for the outside now seeks to reach the idea of time as a force of difference, a la Deleuze, by which the current subjectivity is transformed. In other words, the concept is taking a qtemporal turn.q Discussing eight novelists, including Don DeLillo, Richard Powers, Paul Theroux, and Annie Proulx, each of whose works describe forces of given identitiesa€”masculine identity, historical temporality, and power, etc.a€”which block quests for the outside, Fujii shows how the outside in these texts ceases to be a spatial idea. With due attention to critical and social contexts, the book aims to reveal a profound shift in contemporary American fiction.A Usera#39;s Guide to Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Deviationsfrom Deleuze and Guattari. Cambridge, MA: MIT ... Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998: 40a€“64. Massumi ... a€œMarilyn Monroe Speaks out, a€ Life 33.4 (1962): 51a€“6. Nealonanbsp;...

Title:Outside, America
Author:Hikaru Fujii
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2013-04-25


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