Recessional - Or, the Time of the Hammer


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In this essay, award-winning British novelist Tom McCarthy ("Remainder," "C," "Satin Island") unearthes a pattern, a rationale that is working both in and against the canon of modern(ist) literature, of authors such as Thomas Pynchon, JG Ballard, Maurice Blanchot, Thomas Mann, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce and William Faulkner. McCarthy tackles a specific obsession with time that haunts their works; a time that is marked by arrest, pause, suspension, interval, eternal moments, tool-downage, waiting. Recessional time, as it ...

Recessional - Or, the Time of the Hammer 2016, Diaphanes

ISBN-13: 9783037345894

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