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Stewart, Susan <1952->

On longing

Abstract: 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.

Title and contributes: On longing : narratives of the miniature, the gigantic, the souvenir, the collection / Susan Stewart.

1st paperback ed.

Publication: Durham : Duke University Press, 1993.

Physical description: xiv, 213 p. ; 23 cm.

ISBN: 0822313669 (paper)

Publication date:1984-1993

Language: Italian (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)

  • Originally published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1984.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-204) and index.



Classifications: 808/.00141 (20) P302.7

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  • Type of Publication Date: Publication Dates 1 and 2: reproduction of a document
  • Publication Date: 1984-1993

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