CONVERGENCES: INVENTORIES OF THE PRESENT
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Reflections on Exile and Other Essays

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Publication Date: 11/30/2002

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Labyrinth of Incarnations: The Essays of Maurice Merleau-Ponty
  • 2. Sense and Sensibility: On R. P. Blackmur, Georges Poulet, and E. D. Hirsch
  • 3. Amateur of the Insoluble: On E. M. Cioran
  • 4. A Standing Civil War: On T. E. Lawrence
  • 5. Arabic Prose and Prose Fiction after 1948
  • 6. Between Chance and Determinism: Lukàcs’s Aesthetik
  • 7. Conrad and Nietzsche
  • 8. Vico on the Discipline of Bodies and Texts
  • 9. Tourism among the Dogs: On George Orwell
  • 10. Bitter Dispatches from the Third World
  • 11. Grey Eminence: On Walter Lippmann
  • 12. Among the Believers: On V. S. Naipaul
  • 13. Opponents, Audiences, Constituencies, and Community
  • 14. Bursts of Meaning: On John Berger and Jean Mohr
  • 15. Egyptian Rites
  • 16. The Future of Criticism
  • 17. Reflections on Exile
  • 18. Michel Foucault, 1927–1984
  • 19. Orientalism Reconsidered
  • 20. Remembrances of Things Played: Presence and Memory in the Pianist’s Art: On Glenn Gould
  • 21. How Not to Get Gored: On Ernest Hemingway
  • 22. Foucault and the Imagination of Power
  • 23. The Horizon of R. P. Blackmur
  • 24. Cairo Recalled: Growing Up in the Cultural Crosscurrents of 1940s Egypt
  • 25. Through Gringo Eyes: With Conrad in Latin America
  • 26. The Quest for Gillo Pontecorvo
  • 27. Representing the Colonized: Anthropology’s Interlocutors
  • 28. After Mahfouz
  • 29. Jungle Calling: On Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan
  • 30. Cairo and Alexandria
  • 31. Homage to a Belly-Dancer: On Tahia Carioca
  • 32. Introduction to Moby-Dick
  • 33. The Politics of Knowledge
  • 34. Identity, Authority, and Freedom: The Potentate and the Traveler
  • 35. The Anglo–Arab Encounter: On Ahdaf Soueif
  • 36. Nationalism, Human Rights, and Interpretation
  • 37. Traveling Theory Reconsidered
  • 38. History, Literature, and Geography
  • 39. Contra Mundum: On Eric Hobsbawm
  • 40. Bach’s Genius, Schumann’s Eccentricity, Chopin’s Ruthlessness, Rosen’s Gift
  • 41. Fantasy’s Role in the Making of Nations: On Jacqueline Rose
  • 42. On Defiance and Taking Positions
  • 43. From Silence to Sound and Back Again: Music, Literature, and History
  • 44. On Lost Causes
  • 45. Between Worlds
  • 46. The Clash of Definitions: On Samuel Huntington
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

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