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The Ironist's Cage : Memory, Trauma, and the Construction of History - Michael Roth

The Ironist's Cage

Memory, Trauma, and the Construction of History

Paperback Published: 23rd October 1995
ISBN: 9780231102452
Number Of Pages: 224
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Marks the appearance of a major new voice on the current critical scene. . . . The essays are not only learned and informed by a rich awareness of current polemics, they are also elegantly written, clear-eyed, and both witty and wise.

Introductionp. 1
Unsettling the Past: Objectivity, Irony, and Historyp. 21
Narrative as Enclosure: The Contextual Histories of H. Stuart Hughesp. 32
Performing History: Modernist Contextualism in Carl E. Schorske's Fin-de-Siecle Viennap. 47
Foucault on Discourse and History: A Style of Delegitimationp. 71
Natural Right and the End of History: Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojevep. 96
Thin Description: Richard Rorty's Use of Historyp. 113
Cultural Criticism and Political Theory: Hayden White's Rhetorics of Historyp. 137
The Ironist's Cagep. 148
The Nostalgic Nest at the End of Historyp. 163
Tradition, Memory, and History: On Edward Shils and Yosef Yerushalmip. 177
Freud's Use and Abuse of the Pastp. 186
You Must Remember This: History, Memory, and Trauma in Hiroshima Mon Amourp. 201
Shoah as Shivahp. 214
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780231102452
ISBN-10: 0231102453
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 23rd October 1995
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.11  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.43

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