Abstract

Arne De Boever’s Narrative Care: Biopolitics and the Novel attempts to isolate the biopolitical characteristics of the novel. Analyzing the contemporary fiction of Coetzee, Ishiguro, Auster, and McCarthy, De Boever argues that the genre of the novel models the biopolitical relationship between sovereign and subjects in the novel’s author and his characters. Though his argument’s specificity to the novel as a genre is uncertain, his work addresses a formalist lacuna in recent biopolitical criticism and may be usefully generalized to other narrative genres.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1464
Print ISSN
0022-281X
Pages
pp. 190-193
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-10
Open Access
No
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