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Marks of Toil: Work and Disfigurement in Literature, Film and Philosophy

Marks of Toil: Work and Disfigurement in Literature, Film and Philosophy (Paperback)

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Are people nothing more than their physical capital - what their bodies can produce and provide? This philosophical treatise examines the idea of mutational bodies as it has appeared in fiction and cinema since the industrial era, theorizing that capitalism and other modern collective systems require transformations both literal and figurative for the individual to survive. Infringements on individualism include both the concept of eternity, which asks that we resign ourselves to life and death as endless waiting, and the Hegelian dialectic itself, which has been reversed by neoconservative thinkers into a new conviction that the rich are oppressed by the poor. In response, the author suggests the inauguration of a post-dialectic "ethical materialism." Subjects considered in this book include the films of Charlie Kaufman and Stan Brakhage, the fiction of Philip Roth and Don DeLillo, the feminist art criticism of Lucy Lippard, and the meanings of virtuality and the internet.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinema Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 28/08/2014 ISBN-13: 9780786495887  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Justin Vicari is an award-winning poet, essayist and film writer. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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