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dc.contributor.authorKeren, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-17T15:45:51Z
dc.date.available2012-12-17T15:45:51Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationKeren, M. "the Citizen's Voice: twentieth-century politics and literature". University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta, 2003.eng
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-55238-669-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/49313
dc.description.abstractMichael Keren traces the political lives and messages of some of the twentieth century's greatest literary characters in this insightful and jargon-free book of literary criticism. Hans Castorp (Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain), Joseph K. (Franz Kafka's The Trial), John the Savage (Aldous Huxley's Brave New World), Winston Smith (George Orwell's 1984), Ralph (William Golding's Lord of the Flies), Merusault (Albert Camus's The Stranger), Ida Ramundo (Elsa Morante's History), and Chauncey Gardiner (Jerzy Kosinski's Being There) participate in ideological, technological, and organizational projects of the twentieth century. Keren observes these infamous characters' behaviours and attitudes while they struggle through world wars, the rise and fall of totalitarianism, the Holocaust, the development of the atomic bomb, de-colonization, the Cold War, and globalization. Here is a refreshing contribution to civil society theory that makes a pioneering effort to cross the boundaries between politics, literature, and culture. A study of the human condition via literature, The Citizen's Voice expounds the key features of a "good citizen" while offering a perfect discussion piece for courses in political theory, politics and literature, and history.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Calgary Presseng
dc.rightsAttribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 Unported*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/*
dc.subjectLiterature, Modern--20th Century--History and criticismeng
dc.subjectPolitics and literatureeng
dc.titlethe Citizen's Voice: twentieth-century politics and literatureeng
dc.typebook
dc.description.refereedYeseng
dc.publisher.urlhttp://press.ucalgary.ca/eng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/34566


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