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Du Bois’s Telegram: Literary Resistance and State Containment
by Juliana Spahr
Harvard University Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-0-674-98883-5 | Cloth: 978-0-674-98696-1
Library of Congress Classification PS65.P6S63 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 810.9358739

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Taking her cue from W. E. B. Du Bois, Juliana Spahr explores how state interests have shaped U.S. literature. What is the relationship between literature and politics? Can writing be revolutionary? Can art be autonomous or is escape from nations and nationalisms impossible? As her sobering study affirms, aesthetic resistance is easily domesticated.
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