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The Resource Obsolete objects in the literary imagination : ruins, relics, rarities, rubbish, uninhabited places, and hidden treasures, Francesco Orlando ; translated from the Italian by Gabriel Pihas and Daniel Seidel, with the collaboration of Alessandra Grego ; foreword by David Quint

Obsolete objects in the literary imagination : ruins, relics, rarities, rubbish, uninhabited places, and hidden treasures, Francesco Orlando ; translated from the Italian by Gabriel Pihas and Daniel Seidel, with the collaboration of Alessandra Grego ; foreword by David Quint

Label
Obsolete objects in the literary imagination : ruins, relics, rarities, rubbish, uninhabited places, and hidden treasures
Title
Obsolete objects in the literary imagination
Title remainder
ruins, relics, rarities, rubbish, uninhabited places, and hidden treasures
Statement of responsibility
Francesco Orlando ; translated from the Italian by Gabriel Pihas and Daniel Seidel, with the collaboration of Alessandra Grego ; foreword by David Quint
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Translated here into English for the first time is a monumental work of literary history and criticism comparable in scope and achievement to Eric Auerbach's "Mimesis". Italian critic Francesco Orlando explores Western literature's obsession with outmoded and nonfunctional objects (ruins, obsolete machinery, broken things, trash, etc). Combining the insights of psychoanalysis and literary-political history, Orlando traces this obsession to a turning point in history, at the end of eighteenth-century industrialisation, when the functional becomes the dominant value of Western culture. Roaming through every genre and much of the history of Western literature, the author identifies distinct categories into which obsolete images can be classified and provides myriad examples. The function of literature in our culture, he concludes, is to remind us of what we have lost and what we are losing as we rush toward the future
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orlando, Francesco
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exoticism in literature
  • Picturesque, The, in literature
  • Ruins in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Exoticism in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Picturesque, The, in literature
  • Ruins in literature
Label
Obsolete objects in the literary imagination : ruins, relics, rarities, rubbish, uninhabited places, and hidden treasures, Francesco Orlando ; translated from the Italian by Gabriel Pihas and Daniel Seidel, with the collaboration of Alessandra Grego ; foreword by David Quint
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-480) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What this book is about -- First, confused examples -- Making decisions in order to proceed -- A tree neither genealogical nor botanical -- Twelve categories not to be too sharply distinguished -- Some twentieth-century novels -- Praising and disparaging the functional
Control code
ocn173818045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 500 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300138214
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt113nr1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)173818045
Label
Obsolete objects in the literary imagination : ruins, relics, rarities, rubbish, uninhabited places, and hidden treasures, Francesco Orlando ; translated from the Italian by Gabriel Pihas and Daniel Seidel, with the collaboration of Alessandra Grego ; foreword by David Quint
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-480) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What this book is about -- First, confused examples -- Making decisions in order to proceed -- A tree neither genealogical nor botanical -- Twelve categories not to be too sharply distinguished -- Some twentieth-century novels -- Praising and disparaging the functional
Control code
ocn173818045
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 500 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300138214
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt113nr1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)173818045

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