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This book argues that moments of allusion to the supernatural in Shakespeare are occasions where Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes register the perseverance of haunted structures in modern culture. This “reenchantment,” at the heart of modernity and of literary and political works central to our understanding of modernity, is the focus of this book. The author shows that allusion to supernatural moments in Shakespeare (“scare quotes”) allows writers to both acknowledge and distance themselves from the supernatural phenomena that challenge their disenchanted understanding of the social world. He also uses these modern appropriations of Shakespeare as provocations to reread some of his works, notably Hamlet and Macbeth.

Two pairs of linked chapters form the center of the book. One pair joins a reading of Marx, concentrating on The Eighteenth Brumaire, to Hamlet; the other links a reading of Keynes, focusing on The Economic Consequences of the Peace, to Macbeth. The chapters on Marx and Keynes trace some of the strange circuits of supernatural rhetoric in their work, Marxs use of ghosts and Keyness fascination with witchcraft. The sequence linking Marx to Hamlet, for example, has as its anchor the Frankfurt Schools concept of the phantasmagoria, the notion that it is in the most archaic that one encounters the figure of the new. Looking closely at Marxs association of the Ghost in Hamlet with the coming revolution in turn illuminates Hamlets association of the Ghost with the supernatural beings many believed haunted mines.

An opening chapter discusses Henry Dircks, a nineteenth-century English inventor who developed—and then lost his claim to—a phantasmagoria or machine to project ghosts on stage. Dircks resorted to magical rhetoric in response to his loss, which is emblematic for the book as a whole, charting ways the scare quote can, paradoxically, continue the work of enlightenment.

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Harries (English, New York U.) argues that moments of allusion to the supernatural in Shakespeare are occasions where Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes register the perseverance of haunted structures in modern culture. He finds that such allusion allows writers both to acknowledge and to distance themselves from the supernatural phenomena that challenge their disenchanted understanding of the social world. He uses the notion to reread Hamlet, Macbeth, and other works.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This book argues that moments of allusion to the supernatural in Shakespeare are occasions where Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes register the perseverance of haunted structures in modern culture. This "reenchantment," at the heart of modernity and of literary and political works central to our understanding of modernity, is the focus of this book.

Synopsis:

Shakespearean quotation in the writings of Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes.

Synopsis:

“. . . . Martin Harries has produced a fascinating, detailed, and dense argument, whose twists and turns themselves betray the continued existence of the principle of the ‘Scare quote as he defines the genre.”—Shakespeare Studies

“The whole thing is accomplished with much style, and turns and returns with great poise and ever-compounding intricacy; meanwhile its calculating audacities offer themselves in a winning and unembarrassed way.”—The Wordsworth Circle

About the Author

Martin Harries is Assistant Professor of English at New York University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804736213
Author:
Harries, Martin
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Location:
Stanford, Calif.
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Questions & Answers
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Influence
Subject:
Marx, Karl
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Keynes, John Maynard
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
TR 00-1
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 in

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This book argues that moments of allusion to the supernatural in Shakespeare are occasions where Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes register the perseverance of haunted structures in modern culture. This "reenchantment," at the heart of modernity and of literary and political works central to our understanding of modernity, is the focus of this book.
"Synopsis" by , Shakespearean quotation in the writings of Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes.
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“. . . . Martin Harries has produced a fascinating, detailed, and dense argument, whose twists and turns themselves betray the continued existence of the principle of the ‘Scare quote as he defines the genre.”—Shakespeare Studies

“The whole thing is accomplished with much style, and turns and returns with great poise and ever-compounding intricacy; meanwhile its calculating audacities offer themselves in a winning and unembarrassed way.”—The Wordsworth Circle

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