Silence and Subject in Modern Literature

Spoken Violence

Authors: Olsson, U.

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About this book

Why does interrogation silence its object and not make it speak? Silence vs speech is a central issue in classical and modern literary works. This book studies literary representations of the power relations in which we are forced to speak using a range of texts ranging from the modern crime novel, via classics, to avant-garde plays.

About the authors

Ulf Olsson is Professor of Comparative Literature, teaches at Stockholm University, Sweden and has also taught at University of California, Berkeley, USA and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He has published books on Strindberg, and on contemporary Swedish literature, as well as on improvised music. Olsson also works as a literary critic.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Cordelia’s Silence, or Spoken Violence

    Olsson, Ulf

    Pages 1-34

  • The Exemplary Becomes Problematic, or Gendered Silence: Austen’s

    Olsson, Ulf

    Pages 35-57

  • The Secrets of Silence: Hawthorne’s

    Olsson, Ulf

    Pages 58-81

  • Refusal, or The Mute Provocateurs: Melville’s

    Olsson, Ulf

    Pages 82-102

  • The Other of Monologue: Strindberg, Camus, Beckett

    Olsson, Ulf

    Pages 103-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Silence and Subject in Modern Literature
Book Subtitle
Spoken Violence
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35099-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137350992
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35098-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46864-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 215
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