Signs Taken for Wonders, Wonders Taken for Dollar Signs: Karen Tei Yamashita and the Commodification of Miracle.


  • Author: Ariel
  • Release Date : 2004-07-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Karen Tei Yamashita's 1990 novel Through the Arc of the Rain Forest introduces characters who possess remarkable features or perform remarkable feats: Kazumasa Ishimaru and the magical ball that whirls in front of his face, an object that helps bring him unparalleled riches; Batista D japan and the wondrous accuracy and endurance of his carrier pigeons whose mysterious messages suggest future events, including Kazumasa's wealth; Chico Paco and the miraculous trek to the Matacao, where his indestructible shrine serves as proof of Saint George's approval and his own fierce, fantastic destiny; Mane de Costa Pena and the feathers that, when brushed against the earlobe, can cure everything from colds to cancer. In each case, the singular sign, taken as a ...

Signs Taken for Wonders
Score: 3
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Signs Taken for Wonders


  • Author : Franco Moretti
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1844670562


Signs Taken for Wonders Book Description :

A compelling analysis of the relations between high and mass culture, from tragedy and horror to detective fiction and classical realism....

Signs Taken for Wonders
Score: 1
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Signs Taken for Wonders


  • Author : Franco Moretti
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0860919064


Signs Taken for Wonders Book Description :

Shakespearean tragedy and Dracula, Sherlock Holmes and Ulysses, Frankenstei and The Waste Land—all are celebrated “wonders” of modern literature, whether in its mandarin or popular form. However, it is the fact that these texts are so central to our contemporary notion of literature that sometimes hinders our ability to understand them. Franco Moretti applies himself to this problem by drawing skillfully on structuralist, sociological and psycho-analytic modes of enquity in order to read these texts as literary systems which are tokens of wider cultural and political realities. In the process, Moretti offers us compelling accounts of various literary genres, explores the relationships between high and mass culture in this century, and considers...

The Post colonial Studies Reader
Score: 5
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The Post colonial Studies Reader


  • Author : GRAHAM GRIFFITHS
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Colonies in literature
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  • ISBN 10 : 0415096227


The Post colonial Studies Reader Book Description :

The Post-Colonial Studies Readeris the most comprehensive selection of key texts in post-colonial theory and criticism yet compiled. This collection covers a huge range of topics, featuring nearly ninety of the discipline's most widely read works. TheReader's90 extracts are designed to introduce the major issues and debates in the field of post-colonial literary studies. This field itself, however, has become so varied that no collection of readings could encompass every voice which is now giving itself the name "post-colonial." The editors, in order to avoid a volume which is simply a critical canon, have selected works representing arguments with which they do not necessarily agree, but rather which above all stimulate discussion, thought and furth...

The Location of Culture

The Location of Culture


  • Author : Homi K. Bhabha
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-10-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136751042


The Location of Culture Book Description :

Rethinking questions of identity, social agency and national affiliation, Bhabha provides a working, if controversial, theory of cultural hybridity - one that goes far beyond previous attempts by others. In The Location of Culture, he uses concepts such as mimicry, interstice, hybridity, and liminality to argue that cultural production is always most productive where it is most ambivalent. Speaking in a voice that combines intellectual ease with the belief that theory itself can contribute to practical political change, Bhabha has become one of the leading post-colonial theorists of this era....

The Post colonial Studies Reader
Score: 5
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The Post colonial Studies Reader


  • Author : Bill Ashcroft
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415345650


The Post colonial Studies Reader Book Description :

An introduction to the important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism. This second edition includes 121 extracts from key works in the field. It covers sections on Nationalism, Hybridity, Diaspora and Globalization. It contains debates, topics and critics, and is useful for students....

Miraculous
Score: 4
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Miraculous


  • Author : Kevin Belmonte
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595554963


Miraculous Book Description :

“For thousands of years, the hope of heaven has called to people through miracles. When we stop to consider their stories, God’s voice calls to us as well.” In our age of constant innovation, technological achievement, and the sad tendency to see ourselves as the captains of our fate, we may be tempted to make little time for miracles, or give little credence to them. But to live our lives without a sense of the miraculous is to live impoverished lives. Our word for miracle comes from the Latin word mirari, “to wonder.” And well might we wonder when we consider the nature of miracles and their purpose. It is here that a grand conversation beckons. God has been our help in ages past. He is our hope for years to come. To learn of holy events ...

Far Country

Far Country


  • Author : Franco Moretti
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374718077


Far Country Book Description :

The influential and controversial critic takes literary history out of the classroom and into the public In the field of literary history and theory, Franco Moretti is synonymous with innovation. The cofounder of the Stanford Literary Lab, he brought quantitative methods into the study of the novel, enabling a “distant” reading that uses computation to analyze literary production over centuries. But at the same time, he was also teaching undergraduates the history of literature. Knowing Moretti, it’s no surprise that he didn’t teach the course the accepted way: one author after another, in a long uninterrupted chain. Instead, he put an irregular chessboard in front of his students that was too strange to be taken for granted. Literary history...

Signs  Wonders and a Baptist Preacher
Score: 4
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Signs Wonders and a Baptist Preacher


  • Author : Chad Norris
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2013-03-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441261281


Signs Wonders and a Baptist Preacher Book Description :

Baptist Preacher Takes the "Weird" Out of the Supernatural Demonstrating humor, candor, and personal vulnerability, this Southern Baptist preacher offers an entertaining, non-religious look at the Holy Spirit. He shares transparently, recounting his own history of depression and panic attacks until Jesus rescued him and showed him how to do the works of the Father. As Norris explains, "I had no paradigm for that." Then he challenges readers to engage with the supernatural. Even though Jesus said we will do even greater things than he did, we don't. Norris's engaging narrative style lowers readers' defenses and opens their minds to the idea that these "greater things" are more attainable than they think. Because we are loved more than we imagine, says...

The Bourgeois  Between History and Literature

The Bourgeois Between History and Literature


  • Author : Franco Moretti
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2013-06-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781680858


The Bourgeois Between History and Literature Book Description :

Who – and what – are the Bourgeois? “The bourgeois ... Not so long ago, this notion seemed indispensable to social analysis; these days, one might go years without hearing it mentioned. Capitalism is more powerful than ever, but its human embodiment seems to have vanished. ‘I am a member of the bourgeois class, feel myself to be such, and have been brought up on its opinions and ideals,’ wrote Max Weber, in 1895. Who could repeat these words today? Bourgeois ‘opinions and ideals’—what are they?” Thus begins Franco Moretti’s study of the bourgeois in modern European literature—a major new analysis of the once-dominant culture and its literary decline and fall. Moretti’s gallery of individual portraits is entwined with the analy...

Signs and Wonders

Signs and Wonders


  • Author : Angela Punky Stultz
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-08-11
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1080007385


Signs and Wonders Book Description :

Signs and Wonders: Sojourn in the Inner-city takes the reader along the journey of a grassroots organization operating in one of Kingston Jamaica's poorest inner-city communities. Through recounting personal encounters, observations and direct interventions, Signs and Wonders captures the challenges that Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and community development practitioners face. These include achieving community buy-in, overcoming biases, class and gender divisions, addressing people's sense of alienation, managing limited financial resources, and working with political cultures that view people's empowerment with suspicion.This is not only a recounting of challenges however, for beyond them are the stories of hope, resilience and triumph. The ...