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The Lost Thread: The Democracy of Modern Fiction

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Description for The Lost Thread: The Democracy of Modern Fiction Paperback. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; 3JH; DSBF; DSK; HPCD; HPN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 131 x 198 x 13. Weight in Grams: 232.
In The Lost Thread, Ranciere debunks the notion of Flaubert, Baudelaire, Conrad, Woolf and Keats as reactionary producers of bourgeois mythologies, and instead foregrounds the egalitarian and democratic impulses of modernist literature. Contrary to the canonical interpretation of the relation between modernism and capitalism via the commodification of everyday life, Ranciere proposes a radical rethinking of our received ideas regarding the politics of aesthetics in the modern era. Through a complex and original stitching together of form and content, modernists strove to depict by embodying new forms and regimes of material and everyday life. ... Read more

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About Jacques Rancière
Jacques Ranciere is one of the most influential philosophers writing today. He taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Steven Corcoran is a writer and translator living in Berlin. He has edited and/or translated several works by ... Read more

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Ranciere's continues his recent explorations of the aesthetics and politics of fiction, poetry, and theater in this beautifully written and elegantly translated volume. The dissensual strategies of thinking, speaking, and acting that Ranciere finds in literary modernism are no less active in the spheres of politics and the social sciences, and this book will be of immense interest not ... Read more

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