Aesthetic Nervousness

Aesthetic Nervousness

Disability and the Crisis of Representation

eBook - 2007
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Focusing primarily on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J.M. Coetzee, Ato Quayson launches a thoroughly cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability. Quayson suggests that the subliminal unease and moral panic invoked by the disabled is refracted within the structures of literature and literary discourse itself, a crisis he terms ""aesthetic nervousness."" The disabled reminds the able-bodied that the body is provisional and temporary and that normality is wrapped up in certain social frameworks. Quayson expands his ar.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
ISBN: 9780231511179
0231511175
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 246 pages)

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