Memos from the besieged city : lifelines for cultural sustainability / Djelal Kadir.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Kadir, Djelal.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2011.
Series:Cultural memory in the present.
Subjects:
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : comparative touchstones of literature
  • Auerbach's scar
  • The siege of Baghdad : Rashiduddin Fazlullah, Orhan Pamuk, and the commissions of history
  • Of learned ignorance : Nicholas of Cusa and cardinal spaces of culture
  • Memories of the future : Giordano Bruno remembers us
  • A carceral archive and the culture of conspiracy : Fray José Servando Teresa de Mier Noriega y Guerra, enlightenment's contestant
  • The arts of mitigation, the garden in the barbarian : Zbigniew Herbert
  • The labors of Cassandra : Arendt in Jerusalem
  • The People's Republic and the republic of letters : the alarming Gao Xingjian
  • Memo from the next millennium : a coda for Calvino
  • The inventions of comparative literature : a minute on method.