By Dr Elbeshlawy Ahmed
Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic concept and Žižek's philosophical adaption of it, this ebook brings into discussion a chain of modernist and postmodernist literary works, motion pictures, and important concept which are keen on defining the USA. Ahmed Elbeshlawy demonstrates that how the United States is perceived in convinced texts unearths not just the idealization or condemnation of it, yet an imago, or built snapshot of the perceiver to boot. In flip, texts which really concentrate on demonstrating how different texts approximately the US converse an untrustworthy message themselves converse an unreliable message, inventing and reinventing a chain of imagos of the USA. those imagos seek advice from either idealized and deformed pictures of the US developed by way of the perceivers of America.
The first a part of this booklet is anxious with modernist perceptions of the US, and comprises 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 by means of Edward stated, Ihab Hassan, Susan Sontag, David Shambaugh and Charles W. Brooks, and flicks together with Lars von Trier's Dogville and D.W. Griffith's delivery of a Nation.
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America in Literature and Film: Modernist Perceptions, Postmodernist Representations by Dr Elbeshlawy Ahmed