By Rebecca Cantrell
In Rebecca Cantrell's A urban of damaged Glass, journalist Hannah Vogel is in Poland together with her son Anton to hide the 1938 St. Martin pageant whilst she hears that 12,000 Polish Jews were deported from Germany. Hannah drops every thing to get the tale at the refugees, and walks without delay into danger.
Kidnapped by way of the SS, and pushed around the German border, Hannah is rescued by way of Anton and her lover, Lars Lang, who she had presumed useless years earlier than. Hannah doesn't comprehend if she will be able to belief Lars back, together with her center or together with her lifestyles, yet she has little selection. Injured within the get away try out and sought after by means of the Gestapo, Hannah and Anton are trapped with Lars in Berlin. whereas Hannah works on an go out method, she is helping to go looking for Ruth, the lacking boy or girl of her Jewish buddy Paul, who used to be disappeared through the deportation.
Trapped in Nazi Germany together with her son simply days prior to Kristallnacht, the evening of damaged Glass, Hannah is aware the hazards of staying any more than wanted. yet she can't flip her again in this one little lady, whether it plunges her and her relatives into probability.
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The idea that postmodernism dissolves critical distance, an important tenet of Jameson’s theory, can be seen in this light as a way of recognizing the collapse of cultural distinction in the realm of theory. ”45 Cultural studies has been highly eclectic, notoriously finding its objects of analysis in the unlikeliest, or most mundane, of places—fanzines, soap operas, cars, shopping malls. The study of culture is no longer restricted to the sanctioned works of the literary or artistic tradition, but flourishes in its attention to all kinds of activity.
With these technologies have come new uses and organizations of labor, new speeds and patterns of the flow of capital, and new production processes. This acceleration and flexibility has had a significant effect on the expanding class of knowledge-workers (or “cultural mass,” as Harvey, following Daniel Bell, terms them):38 the marketing of symbols—of lifestyle, image, trend, and idea—has greatly expanded, while also following the speed of turnover demanded by the new capitalist economy. The promiscuous image-fixation and hybridity of postmodern culture, in the broadest sense, is directly related to these developments.
Significantly, The Postmodern Condition relegates art and literature to an appendix, added to the English translation and aimed, presumably, at the book’s audience in the humanities, for whom the discussion of scientific legitimation was primarily of interest as an intervention into the debate about modernity. 20 Lyotard’s terse proposition draws the modern/postmodern distinction between two exemplary figures, Proust and Joyce. ” He continues: “In Proust, what is being eluded as the price to pay for this allusion is the identity of consciousness, a victim to the excess of time (au trop de temps).