Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing: Collected Essays and Autobiography

Paperback | November 1, 1994

byAllon WhiteIntroduction byStuart HallEditorJohn Barrell

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Before his death from leukemia at the age of 36, Allon White had become known as one of the most important literary and cultural critics of his generation. Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing represents a summation of the work which, as Stuart Hall explains in an extended introduction,transformed cultural studies in the 1980s. Allon White's central concerns - with writing, carnival, the body, hysteria, and memory - recur with differing inflections in the pieces collected here. Wide-ranging in scope, the essays move with fluency from an analysis of the work of Julia Kristeva to a discussion of language and location inDicken's Bleak House, and from a Thomas Pynchon short story to the 'seriousness' of academic language. Other pieces deal with Gilles Deleuze and Francis Bacon, and with Mikhail Bakhtin, a major influence on Allon White's thinking. Included too is the poignant autobiographical fragment, 'Too Closeto the Bone'. An Afterword by Jacqueline Rose deals with the links between theory and autobiography and between the academic and personal writings in the book. A memorial to Allon White's life and work, Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing will be essential reading for all working within literary and cultural studies.

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Before his death from leukemia a the the age of 37, Allon White had become known as one of the most important literary and cultural critics of his generation. Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing represents a summation of the work which, as Stuart Hall explains in an extended introduction, transformed cultural studies in the 1980s.

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Before his death from leukemia at the age of 36, Allon White had become known as one of the most important literary and cultural critics of his generation. Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing represents a summation of the work which, as Stuart Hall explains in an extended introduction,transformed cultural studies in the 1980s. Allon Whit...

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Before his death from leukemia a the the age of 37, Allon White had become known as one of the most important literary and cultural critics of his generation. Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing represents a summation of the work which, as Stuart Hall explains in an extended introduction, transformed cultural studies in the 1980s.

Allon White is at University of Sussex.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019812287X

ISBN - 13:9780198122876

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Before his death from leukemia a the the age of 37, Allon White had become known as one of the most important literary and cultural critics of his generation. Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing represents a summation of the work which, as Stuart Hall explains in an extended introduction, transformed cultural studies in the 1980s.

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