Exile as a Political Aesthetic

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This chapter examines the standpoint of exile as an issue in political aesthetics. Drawing on Said’s emphases on counterpoint, parataxis, and the negations of late style in his writings on culture and politics, I suggest that exile is more an intellectual disposition than ontological state and, in this particular mode, brings into view the possibilities of an aesthetics of nonreconciliation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAfter Said
Subtitle of host publicationPostcolonial Literary Studies in the Twenty-First Century
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781108554251
ISBN (Print)9781108429177
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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