The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics

Palgrave-Macmillan (2004)
Abstract
This book traces the theory of violence from nineteenth-century symmetrical warfare through today's warfare of electronics and unbalanced numbers. Surveying such luminaries as Walter Benjamin, Frantz Fanon, Hannah Arendt, Paul Virilio, and Jacques Derrida, Avelar also offers a discussion of theories of torture and confession, the work of Roman Polanski and Borges, and a meditation on the rise of the novel in Colombia.
Keywords Violence  Violence Philosophy  Torture  Violence in literature  Latin American literature History and criticism  Ethics
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Call number HM886.A84
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