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dc.contributor.authorDaniel Rees,
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016-12-21 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T13:53:38Z
dc.identifier621505
dc.identifierOCN: 982228789
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31939
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/29173
dc.description.abstract"Hunger is a contentious theme in modernist literature, and this study addresses its relevance in the works of four major American and European writers. Taking an in-depth look at works by Melville, Kafka,Hamsun, and Wright, it argues that hunger is deeply involved with concepts of modernity and modern literature. Exploring how it is bound up with the writer’s role in modern society this study draws on two conflicting and complex views of hunger: the first is material, relating to the body as a physical entity that has a material existence in reality. Hunger, in this sense, is a physiological process that affects the body as a result of the need for food, the lack of which can lead to discomfort, listlessness, and eventually death. The second view is that of hunger as an appetite of the mind, the kind of hunger for immaterial things that is associated with an individual’s desire for a new form of knowledge, sentiment, or a different way of perceiving the reality of the world. By discussing the selected authors’ conceptualization of hunger as both desire and absence of desire, or as both a creative and a destructive force, it examines how it has influenced literary representations of modern life. This study then offers a focused approach to a broad field of inquiry and presents analyses that address a variety of critical perspectives on hunger and modern literature. Daniel Rees completed his PhD in American and Comparative Literature at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. His research interests include Anglo-American and European literature of the modern period. He has worked as a freelance editor and translator since 2004 and contributed publications in the e-journal Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies and to Orchid Press."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DQ Anthologies (non-poetry)
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy
dc.subject.othersubjectivity
dc.subject.otherisolation
dc.subject.othermodernity
dc.subject.othersocial alienation
dc.subject.otherhunger
dc.subject.otherauthorship
dc.subject.otherBlack Boy
dc.subject.otherFranz Kafka
dc.titleHunger and Modern Writing: Melville, Kafka, Hamsun, and Wright
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.16994/baf
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy138dda66-e951-4a5d-8249-e809613d40ff
oapen.relation.isbn9783946198192;9783946198178;9783946198185
oapen.pages160
oapen.place.publicationCologne


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