By Dr Elbeshlawy Ahmed
Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic concept and Žižek's philosophical adaption of it, this ebook brings into discussion a chain of modernist and postmodernist literary works, motion pictures, and significant thought which are curious about defining the US. Ahmed Elbeshlawy demonstrates that how the US is perceived in sure texts finds not just the idealization or condemnation of it, yet an imago, or developed photo of the perceiver to boot. In flip, texts which rather specialise in demonstrating how different texts approximately the US speak an untrustworthy message themselves speak an unreliable message, inventing and reinventing a chain of imagos of the USA. those imagos check with either idealized and deformed pictures of the US developed via the perceivers of America.
The first a part of this booklet is anxious with modernist perceptions of the US, and contains dialogue of Adorno, Benjamin, Kafka, D. H. Lawrence, in addition to Emerson and Seymour Martin Lipset. the second one half is devoted to postmodernist representations of the United States, concentrating on texts via Edward stated, Ihab Hassan, Susan Sontag, David Shambaugh and Charles W. Brooks, and movies together with Lars von Trier's Dogville and D.W. Griffith's start of a Nation.
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