"This is a brilliant and highly original investigation of how Cold War politics shaped the emergence of world literature and new forms of cultural authority, literary consecration, and political surveillance in the aftermath of the Second World War. Eye-opening and provocative, Archives of Authority is indispensable reading for all serious scholars of world literature, Cold War cultural politics, and globalization.”
—Anne McClintock, Simone de Beauvoir Professor of Literature, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War
ANDREW N. RUBIN
Winner of a 2014 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Nonfiction
Hardcover | 2012 | $30.77 / 20.97) |
Princeton University Press
Emily Apter, Series Editor
"... an exciting exploration of important categories in world literature, a lucid explanation for its rise and fall, and an excellent argument for its careful reconsideration."
—Paul Bové, Distinguished Professor, University of Pittsburgh
"[Rubin's] critique of cultural instrumentality and appeal for a Said-inﬂected humanism speak to the stakes of intellectual inquiry, reminding us that in exposing the process by which an unjust world is made, we arm ourselves with the tools to build a different one."
—Kirsten Weld, Harvard University, Journal of Archival Organization
THE EDWARD SAID READER
Edited by ANDREW N. RUBIN AND MOUSTAFA BAYOUMI
A New York Times' New & Noteworthy Paperback, 2000
".... a timely consolidation of the work of arguably the most influential intellectual of our time. "
"The publication of The Edward Said Reader, a new collection of his diverse writings, should eliminate the temptation to make such facile divisions. The editors of this volume have made the wise decision to organize it not by genre or theme but by chronology. This may seem an obvious choice, but it should not be ignored. The chronological approach encourages us to focus on the continuity in Mr. Said's thought amidst the great fluctuations in his material. This volume -- though culled from literary monographs, political tracts, cultural critique, essays on music and a memoir -- gives us Edward Said in his ferocious unity."
–Aaron Matz, The New York Observer
Adorno: A Critical Reader
Edited by Andrew N. Rubin and Nigel Gibson