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Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination - Prof. Francesco Orlando
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Translated here into English for the first time is a monumental work of literary history and criticism comparable in scope and achievement to Eric Auerbach's Mimesis. Italian critic Francesco Orlando explores Western literature's obsession with outmoded and nonfunctional objects (ruins, obsolete machinery, broken things, trash, etc.). Combining the insights of psychoanalysis and literary-political history, Orlando traces this obsession to a turning point in history, at the end of eighteenth-cent Translated here into English for the first time is a monumental work of literary history and criticism comparable in scope and achievement to Eric Auerbach's Mimesis. Italian critic Francesco Orlando explores Western literature's obsession with outmoded and nonfunctional objects (ruins, obsolete machinery, broken things, trash, etc.). Combining the insights of psychoanalysis and literary-political history, Orlando traces this obsession to a turning point in history, at the end of eighteenth-century industrialization, when the functional becomes the dominant value of Western culture. Roaming through every genre and much of the history of Western literature, the author identifies distinct categories into which obsolete images can be classified and provides myriad examples. The function of literature, he concludes, is to remind us of what we have lost and what we are losing as we rush toward the future. Literary Theory & Criticism, Fiction & Literature, Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination~~ Prof. Francesco Orlando~~Literary Theory & Criticism~~Fiction & Literature~~9780300138214, en, Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination, Prof. Francesco Orlando, 9780300138214, Yale University Press, 10/01/2008, , , , Yale University Press, 10/01/2008

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Ruins, Relics, Rarities, Rubbish, Uninhabited Places, and Hidden Treasures Translated here into English for the first time is a monumental work of literary history and criticism comparable in scope and achievement to Eric Auerbachs Mimesis. Italian critic Francesco Orlando explores Western literatures obsession with outmoded and nonfunctional objects (ruins, obsolete machinery, broken things, trash, etc.). Combining the insights of psychoanalysis and literary-political history, Orlando traces this obsession to a turning point in history, at the end of eighteenth-century industrialization, when the functional becomes the dominant value of Western culture. Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination: Translated here into English for the first time is a monumental work of literary history and criticism comparable in scope and achievement to Eric Auerbachs Mimesis. Italian critic Francesco Orlando explores Western literatures obsession with outmoded and nonfunctional objects (ruins, obsolete machinery, broken things, trash, etc.). Combining the insights of psychoanalysis and literary-political history, Orlando traces this obsession to a turning point in history, at the end of eighteenth-century industrialization, when the functional becomes the dominant value of Western culture., Yale University Press

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Translated here into English for the first time is a monumental work of literary history and criticism comparable in scope and achievement to Eric Auerbach’s Mimesis. Italian critic Francesco Orlando explores Western literature’s obsession with outmoded and nonfunctional objects (ruins, obsolete machinery, broken things, trash, etc.). Combining the insights of psychoanalysis and literary-political history, Orlando traces this obsession to a turning point in history, at the end of eighteenth-century industrialization, when the functional becomes the dominant value of Western culture. Roaming through every genre and much of the history of Western literature, the author identifies distinct categories into which obsolete images can be classified and provides myriad examples. The function of literature, he concludes, is to remind us of what we have lost and what we are losing as we rush toward the future.; PDF \ Ann Marlow Riedling Ph.D.; Reference & Languages > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies: general, ABC-CLIO

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Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: Yale University Press

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