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Dictations: On Haunted Writing - Ronell, Avital, Professor
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Avital Ronell, author of "Crack Wars" and "The Telephone Book," defies the undefiable. In "Dictations" she looks at Goethe, the dictator. A figure whose every word is treated with reverence by Germanists, Goethe is exemplary. But of what? As if teetering between life and death, Goethe was born in a legendary way: thought to be stillborn, he was brought to life by extraordinary efforts. Eighty-three years later he died, or seemed to, and was praised as an immortal spirit. His spirit immediately began to haunt. Four years ...

Dictations: On Haunted Writing 2006, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252073496

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Dictations: On Haunted Writing 1993, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803289451

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Dictations: On Haunted Writing 1986, Indiana University Press

ISBN-13: 9780253317124