“Without Hope and Without Despair”: Narrative Representation, Anti-Sentimentalism, and the Question of Finance Capitalism in Raymond Carver’s Cathedral
作者: Dongho Cha
刊名: The International Journal of Literary Humanities, 2018, Vol.15 (4), pp.35-45
来源数据库: Common Ground Research Networks
DOI: 10.18848/2327-7912/CGP/v15i04/35-45
关键词: Raymond CarverNarrative RepresentationSentimentalismFinance Capitalism
原始语种摘要: Whereas most critics interpret Raymond Carver’s stories as being politically motivated, I argue that Carver intended his stories less as politically engaged polemics than as works of art that focus on mediating reality. I wish to show the ways in which stories like “Preservation” and “The Bridle” contribute to a more complete understanding of financialization, as explained by critics like Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, by thematizing the materiality of writing and how it is in conflict with the narrative function of writing. In other words, rather than understand Carver as working on the level of political attitudes, the article demonstrates how his deep investment in the short story’s status as artwork counterintuitively marks the irrelevance of such political attitudes not just to an...
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  • political 政治
  • irrelevance 偏离度
  • capitalist 资本主义
  • working 开采
  • capitalism 资本主义
  • Raymond 雷蒙德
  • writing 记录
  • understanding 理解
  • conflict 冲突
  • short 短的