Observations on Violence and Modernity
By (author) Mark Seltzer
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True Crime by Mark Seltzer
Book DescriptionTrue crime is crime fact that looks like crime fiction. It is one of the most popular genres of our pathological public sphere, and an integral part of our contemporary wound culture-a culture, or at least cult, of commiseration. If we cannot gather in the face of anything other than crime, violence, terror, trauma, and the wound, we can at least commiserate. That is, as novelist Chuck Palahniuk writes, we can at least "all [be] miserable together." The "murder leisure industry," its media, and its public: these modern styles of violence and intimacy, sociality and belief, are the subjects of True Crime: Observations on Violence and Modernity. True Crime draws on and makes available to American readers-and tests out-work on systems theory and media theory (for instance, the transformative work of Niklas Luhmann on social systems and of Friedrich Kittler on the media apriori-work yet to make its impact on the American scene). True Crime is at once a study of a minor genre that is a scale model of modern society and a critical introduction to these forms of social and media history and theory. With examples, factual and fictional, of the scene of the crime ranging from Poe to CSI, from the true crime writing of the popular Japanese author Haruki Murakami to versions of "the violence-media complex" in the work of the American novelist Patricia Highsmith and the Argentinian author Juan Jose Saer, True Crime is a penetrating look at modern violence and the modern media and the ties that bind them in contemporary life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415977944
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Seltzer
Official World, Paperback (April 2016)
In The Official World Mark Seltzer analyzes the suspense fiction, films, and performance art of Patricia Highsmith, Tom McCarthy, Cormac McCarthy, J.G. Ballard, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and others to demonstrate that the modern world continuously establishes itself through the staging of its own conditions.
True Crime, Hardback (February 2007)
Using crime as his canvas, this work offers an analysis of how cultural fantasies, fears, and desires have blurred the distinction between fiction and real event, from Edgar Allan Poe's detective stories up to Patricia Highsmith's ambiguous "Ripley" and the rash of reality TV shows.
Serial Killers, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by Mark Seltzer
Seltzer draws upon popular sources, scholarly analyses, and the language of psychoanalysis to explore the uniquely modern phenomenon that is the serial killer.
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Author Biography - Mark Seltzer
Mark Seltzer is Evan Frankel Professor of English at UCLA. He is author of Bodies and Machines and Serial Killers: Death and Life in America's Wound Culture, both published by Routledge.
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