Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing: The Collected Essays and Autobiography of Allon White

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Before his death from leukaemia at the age of 36, Allon White had become known as one of the most important literary and cultural critics of his generation. "Carnival, Hysteria and Writing" represents a summation of the work which, as Stuart Hall explains in an extended introduction, transformed cultural studies in the 1980s. Allon White's central concerns - with writing, carnival, the body, hysteria and memory - recur here. Wide-ranging in scope, the essays move with fluency from an analysis of the work of Julia Kristeva to a discussion of language and location in Dickens' "Bleak house" and from a Thomas Pynchon short story to the "seriousness" of academic language. Other pieces deal with Gilles Deleuze and Francis Bacon and with Mikhail Bakhtin, a major influence on Allon white's thinking. Included too is the autobiographical fragment, "Too Close to the Bone". An afterword by Jacqueline Rose deals with the links between theory and autobiography, between the academic and personal writings in the book. A memorial to Allon White's life and work, this book should be of interest to anyone working within literary and cultural studies.

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Before his death from leukemia a the the age of 37, Allon White had become known as one of the most important literary and cultural critics of his generation. Carnival, Hysteria, and Writing represents a summation of the work which, as Stuart Hall explains in an extended introduction, transformed cultural studies in the 1980s.

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Allon White is at University of Sussex.

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