Michael Ondaatje : haptic aesthetics and micropolitical writing / Milena Marinkova.

By: Marinkova, Milena
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2011Description: viii, 208 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 9781441194398 (hardback : alk. paper); 1441194398 (hardback : alk. paper)DDC classification: 813.54 LOC classification: PR9199.3.O5 | Z77 2011Online resources: WorldCat details | E-book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents Acknowledgements; Table of contents; Introduction; The multiple senses of the haptic; A touch affectionate but troubling; Michael Ondaatje: Writing politically with a difference; Notes; Chapter I: Haptic Writing as Affective Cinema; Hapticizing the 'I' / 'eye' in The Collected Works of Billy the Kid; Coming through the haptic cut: History in the making and Coming through Slaughter; Humble Affections of the Cinematic: Michael Ondaatje's Films of the 1970s; Notes; Chapter II: Micropolitical Hapticity and Witness Writing; 'Touching into words' the intimacy of witness writing in Running in the Family; Witnessing the body/The body witnessing in Anil's Ghost; Notes; Chapter III: Haptic Writing and Micropolitical Betrayals; 'A falling together of accomplices' in In the Skin of a Lion: Writing, history, betrayal; Between the grope of the hand and the sight of a rifle: The betrayal of propinquity in The English Patient Betrayals of the Cinematic: Anthony Minghella's The English Patient; Notes; Epilogue: The Haptic in Literature: Hiding, Playing, Educating; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: Summary: Demonstrates how Ondaatje's multisensory, fluid and historically inflected writing can forge an intimately embodied, ethically responsible and politically enabling relationship between audience, author and text. This title investigates the political potential of the Canadian author's aesthetics.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-197) and index.

Table of contents Acknowledgements; Table of contents; Introduction; The multiple senses of the haptic; A touch affectionate but troubling; Michael Ondaatje: Writing politically with a difference; Notes; Chapter I: Haptic Writing as Affective Cinema; Hapticizing the 'I' / 'eye' in The Collected Works of Billy the Kid; Coming through the haptic cut: History in the making and Coming through Slaughter; Humble Affections of the Cinematic: Michael Ondaatje's Films of the 1970s; Notes; Chapter II: Micropolitical Hapticity and Witness Writing; 'Touching into words' the intimacy of witness writing in Running in the Family; Witnessing the body/The body witnessing in Anil's Ghost; Notes; Chapter III: Haptic Writing and Micropolitical Betrayals; 'A falling together of accomplices' in In the Skin of a Lion: Writing, history, betrayal; Between the grope of the hand and the sight of a rifle: The betrayal of propinquity in The English Patient Betrayals of the Cinematic: Anthony Minghella's The English Patient; Notes; Epilogue: The Haptic in Literature: Hiding, Playing, Educating; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Demonstrates how Ondaatje's multisensory, fluid and historically inflected writing can forge an intimately embodied, ethically responsible and politically enabling relationship between audience, author and text. This title investigates the political potential of the Canadian author's aesthetics.

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