America in Literature and Film: Modernist Perceptions, by Dr Elbeshlawy Ahmed

By Dr Elbeshlawy Ahmed

Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic conception and Žižek's philosophical adaption of it, this e-book brings into discussion a chain of modernist and postmodernist literary works, motion pictures, and significant conception which are taken with defining the USA. Ahmed Elbeshlawy demonstrates that how the US is perceived in definite texts finds not just the idealization or condemnation of it, yet an imago, or built snapshot of the perceiver besides. In flip, texts which rather specialize in demonstrating how different texts approximately the United States converse an untrustworthy message themselves converse an unreliable message, inventing and reinventing a sequence of imagos of the United States. those imagos check with either idealized and deformed pictures of the US built via the perceivers of America.

The first a part of this booklet is anxious with modernist perceptions of the US, and contains dialogue of Adorno, Benjamin, Kafka, D. H. Lawrence, in addition to Emerson and Seymour Martin Lipset. the second one half is devoted to postmodernist representations of the USA, targeting texts via Edward acknowledged, Ihab Hassan, Susan Sontag, David Shambaugh and Charles W. Brooks, and movies together with Lars von Trier's Dogville and D.W. Griffith's start of a Nation.

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