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Narrative Care : Biopolitics and the Novel

By: De Boever, Arne.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013Description: 1 online resource (192 p.).ISBN: 9781441144720.Subject(s): Biopolitics | Ethics in literature | Fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Narrative Care: Biopolitics and the NovelDDC classification: 809.3 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
FC -- Half title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Towards a Pharmacology of the Novel -- The Moment of Narrative Care -- A Pharmacological Theory of Care -- A Biopolitical History of the Novel -- After Ethics: Reading Sebald's Images -- J. M. Coetzee and the Obscene -- 1 J. M. Coetzee's Slow Man as "a Biologico-Literary Experiment" -- A Novel of Care -- The Welfare State -- From Pastoral Care to Biopolitics -- Elizabeth Costello's "Biologico-Literary Experiment" -- The Politics of Companionship
2 Bare Life and the Camps in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go -- Exploding Care -- Biopolitics in Never Let Me Go -- The Novel as a Camp -- Aesthetics of Existence -- 3 Life-Writing in Paul Auster's The Book of Illusions -- Creation and Destruction -- Life-stories (Sadism and the Novel) -- The Inner Life of Martin Frost -- History's Remains -- 4 "Just Being": On Tom McCarthy's Remainder -- Very Little, Almost Nothing -- The Pharmacology of Re-enactment -- "Strategy of the Real" -- The Re-enactment of the Novel (Re-enactment and Politics) -- Synecdoche, New York
Conclusion: Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her as a Narrative of Care -- Narrative Coma -- Care and Gender -- Rebellions of Care -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: If the September 11 terror attacks opened up an era of crises and exceptions of which we are yet to see the end, it is perhaps not surprising that care has emerged in the early twenty-first century as a key political issue. This book approaches contemporary narratives of care through the lens of a growing body of theoretical writings on biopolitics. Through close-readings of J.M. Coetzee's Slow Man, Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, Paul Auster's The Book of Illusions, and Tom McCarthy's Remainder, it seeks to reframe debates about realism in the novel ranging from
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FC -- Half title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Towards a Pharmacology of the Novel -- The Moment of Narrative Care -- A Pharmacological Theory of Care -- A Biopolitical History of the Novel -- After Ethics: Reading Sebald's Images -- J. M. Coetzee and the Obscene -- 1 J. M. Coetzee's Slow Man as "a Biologico-Literary Experiment" -- A Novel of Care -- The Welfare State -- From Pastoral Care to Biopolitics -- Elizabeth Costello's "Biologico-Literary Experiment" -- The Politics of Companionship

2 Bare Life and the Camps in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go -- Exploding Care -- Biopolitics in Never Let Me Go -- The Novel as a Camp -- Aesthetics of Existence -- 3 Life-Writing in Paul Auster's The Book of Illusions -- Creation and Destruction -- Life-stories (Sadism and the Novel) -- The Inner Life of Martin Frost -- History's Remains -- 4 "Just Being": On Tom McCarthy's Remainder -- Very Little, Almost Nothing -- The Pharmacology of Re-enactment -- "Strategy of the Real" -- The Re-enactment of the Novel (Re-enactment and Politics) -- Synecdoche, New York

Conclusion: Pedro Almodóvar's Talk to Her as a Narrative of Care -- Narrative Coma -- Care and Gender -- Rebellions of Care -- Bibliography -- Index

If the September 11 terror attacks opened up an era of crises and exceptions of which we are yet to see the end, it is perhaps not surprising that care has emerged in the early twenty-first century as a key political issue. This book approaches contemporary narratives of care through the lens of a growing body of theoretical writings on biopolitics. Through close-readings of J.M. Coetzee's Slow Man, Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, Paul Auster's The Book of Illusions, and Tom McCarthy's Remainder, it seeks to reframe debates about realism in the novel ranging from

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Arne De Boever is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Director of the MA Program in Aesthetics and Politics in the School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts, USA.

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