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" Empire has located its existence not in the smooth recurrent spinning time of the cycle of the seasons but in the jagged time of rise and fall. of beginning and end. of catastropheEmpire dooms itself to live in history and plot against history. "
J.M. Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing - Pagina 85
door David Attwell - 1993 - 160 pagina’s
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Decolonizing Tradition: New Views of Twentieth-century "British" Literary Canons

Karen Lawrence - 1992 - 291 pagina’s
...beginning and end, of catastrophe. Empire dooms itself to live in history and plot against history. One thought alone preoccupies the submerged mind of...to prolong its era. By day it pursues its enemies. ... By night it feeds on images of disaster. JM Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians The waves drummed...
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Novels of Everyday Life: The Series in English Fiction, 1850-1930

Laurie Langbauer - 1999 - 241 pagina’s
...inextricably bound up with economics, it is also intimately bound to imperialism. As JM Coetzee writes: "One thought alone preoccupies the submerged mind...not to end, how not to die, how to prolong its era." 18 This study accounts less for questions of sexuality, which modern theorists such as Judith Butler...
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History and September 11th

Joanne Jay Meyerowitz - 2003 - 273 pagina’s
...JM Coetzee has written, "dooms itself to live in history and plot against history." And he goes on: One thought alone preoccupies the submerged mind of...acres of desolation. A mad vision yet a virulent one. The authors of this volume do not share that mad vision, and the history they seek to illuminate demonstrates...
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September 11 in History: A Watershed Moment?

Elaine Tyler May - 2003 - 240 pagina’s
...novel Waiting for the Barbarians: "Empire dooms itself to live in history and plot against history. One thought alone preoccupies the submerged mind of...acres of desolation. A mad vision yet a virulent one." "To the last," Coetzee's narrator reflects, "we will have learned nothing. In all of us, deep down,...
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11 September 2001 War, Terror an Judgement

...of beginning and end. of catastropheEmpire dooms itself to live in history and plot against history. One thought alone preoccupies the submerged mind of...to prolong its era. By day it pursues its enemies. 1t is cunning and ruthless; it sends its bloodhounds everywhere. By night it feeds on images of disaster:...
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Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy

Lewis H. Lapham - 2004 - 178 pagina’s
...publicists at the Pentagon, and they speak to the point made by JM Coeczee in Waiting for the Barbarians: "One thought alone preoccupies the submerged mind...not to end, how not to die, how to prolong its era." The Bush administration's imbecile realpolitik derives from the submerged jealousy of a future apt...
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Among Empires

Charles S MAIER, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History Charles S Maier - 2006 - 373 pagina’s
...tyrants and the kings."22 "How not to die": In JM Coetzee's dark vision from Waiting for the Barbarians: "One thought alone preoccupies the submerged mind...bones, acres of desolation. A mad vision yet a virulent one."2-1 This third model suggests that imperial violence is not continuous but the quasi-inevitable...
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Transnationale Geschichte: Themen, Tendenzen und Theorien

Gunilla Budde (Historikerin), Sebastian Conrad, Oliver Janz - 2006 - 320 pagina’s
...continuing sites of conflict. As JM Coetzee writes in his bleak novella, Waitingfor the Barbarians'. "One thought alone preoccupies the submerged mind...images of disaster: the sack of cities, the rape of population, pyramids of bones, acres of desolation. A mad vision yet a virulent one."27 These trends...
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Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America

Cullen Murphy - 2007 - 262 pagina’s
...really this: Did Rome ever fall? Epilogue There Once Was a Great City One thought alone preoccupied the submerged mind of Empire: how not to end, how not to die, how to prolong its era. — JM Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians HE CITY OF RAVENNA grew out of the Adriatic marshes, as...
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