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The usable past

The usable past

Greek metahistories

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Published by Lexington Books in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Greece -- Civilization -- 20th century,
  • Greece -- History -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    Statementedited by Keith S. Brown and Yannis Hamilakis
    SeriesGreek studies
    ContributionsBrown, Keith S, Hamilakis, Yannis, 1966-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDF741 .U83 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 239 p. :
    Number of Pages239
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17066778M
    ISBN 100739103849, 0739103830

    Contemporary scholars of memory have thought about the relation between past and present in at least three ways. The first is captured by the term “usable past,” originally coined by the literary critic Van Wyck Brooks. 1 1 x Van Wyck Brooks, “On Creating a Usable Past,” The Dial (11 April ): – Writing dur­ing World War I, Brooks argued that the American arts, in. The Usable Past presents a comparative discussion of American literary modes of historical imagining. Taking America in its hemispheric sense, Lois Parkinson Zamora presents a broad-ranging discussion of essential American voices - among them Borges, Hawthorne, Emerson, Williams, Paz, Carpentier, Cather, Fuentes, Cortazar, Rulfo, Cisneros, Puig, Vargas Llosa, Morrison.

      The Usable Past by K.S. Brown, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(2).   In her book Future Histories, Lizzie O’Shea credits Van Wyck Brooks with coining the term usable past. Brooks wrote, “The present is a void and the American writer floats in that void because the past that survives in the common mind of the present is a past without living value.”.

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