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    Susan Stewart On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the ... starting at page 37
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 30, 2008
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      Susan Stewart
      On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir,
      the ...


      starting at page 37

      http://books.google.com/books?id=DtLTTAYvBFkC&pg=PA39&lpg=PA39&dq=%22miniature+book%22&source=web&ots=k06vcK5kkU&sig=fOPtYAZnehk5dQNHbhgMYNl6c5Q#PPA40,M1



      Miniature books, eighteenth-century novels, Tom Thumb weddings, tall
      tales, and objects of tourism and nostalgia: this diverse group of
      cultural forms is the subject of "On Longing," a fascinating analysis
      of the ways in which everyday objects are narrated to animate or
      realize certain versions of the world. Originally published in 1984
      (Johns Hopkins University Press), and now available in paperback for
      the first time, this highly original book draws on insights from
      semiotics and from psychoanalytic, feminist, and marxist criticism.
      Addressing the relations of language to experience, the body to scale,
      and narratives to objects, Susan Stewart looks at the "miniature" as a
      metaphor for interiority and at the "gigantic" as an exaggeration of
      aspects of the exterior. In the final part of her essay Stewart
      examines the ways in which the "souvenir" and the "collection" are
      objects mediating experience in time and space.


      best greetings from Vienna :-)
      Arno G.
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