By Thomas Glave
THOMAS GLAVE HAS BEEN ADMIRED for his precise kind and exploration of taboo, politically risky issues. The award-winning author's new assortment, one of the Bloodpeople, comprises all of the strength and bold of his past writing yet ventures even additional into the political, the non-public, and the secret.
every one ESSAY within the quantity REVEALS a passionate dedication to social justice and human fact. no matter if confronting Jamaica's best minister on antigay bigotry, considering the dangers and seductions of "outlawed" intercourse, exploring a global of octopuses and males appearing somersaults within the Caribbean Sea, or tough repressive strategies hired on the collage of Cambridge, Glave expresses the observations of a world citizen with the voice of a poet
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This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER THREE Narrating the Twentieth Century This page intentionally left blank concretely, and among writers from the twentiM ore eth century, Arendt chooses its novelists who, through their fictions, are observers of historical action, whose meaning, hidden to their contemporaries, they reveal. H. Auden, Mandelstam, Valery, or Rene Char) are quoted not because of the virtuosity of their expression, but rather for the wisdom of their blazing stories. Neither the narrative prowess of some of them nor the stylistic uniqueness of others is the focus of Arendt's attention.
Auden, Mandelstam, Valery, or Rene Char) are quoted not because of the virtuosity of their expression, but rather for the wisdom of their blazing stories. Neither the narrative prowess of some of them nor the stylistic uniqueness of others is the focus of Arendt's attention. She is more interested in 'narrathemes': in brief narrative sequences that condense or metaphorically express the eyewitness account of an historical experience. Marcel Proust, read with patience and passion, paints, through Swann, Charlus, and the Guermantes, the picture of the intrinsically anti-Semitic philosemitism typical of French salons before and after the Dreyfus affair.
We have to question here the very nature of the 'distinc- 24 Hannah Arendt: Life Is a Narrative tiveness' in question. '21 We cannot forget that the discourse that is proper to this other authority that Arendt seeks to restore, beyond modern secularism, is quite simply narrative. This quick return to Aristotle via Heidegger was necessary in order to appreciate the discussion Arendt leads, implicitly, with her former professor from Marburg, often without naming him and in a manner that can be qualified as 'ironic/ but indeed in the Platonic sense of a dialogue and a displacement, and in no way a Voltairian mocking or with the devalorization of a caricature.
Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh by Thomas Glave