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Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading

Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading
Author: Alan Sinfield
ISBN 13: 9780520076075
ISBN 10: 520076079
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1992-09-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 380
List Price: $36.95

"A coherent and compelling politics of reading. . . . Sinfield is intervening in a cultural debate not merely about the meaning of the texts he considers but about the very nature of literary study itself. Though his reading of central Renaissance texts such as Sidney's Defence, Marlowe's Tamburlaine, Shakespeare's Othello, and Donne's lyrics are wonderfully agile and alert, the true stakes of his argument are the protocols of the institutions in which we read and study literature."—David Scott Kastan, author of Shakespeare and the Shapes of Time

"This is an important and urgently needed contribution to the field of culture criticism both in the U. K. and in the U.S.A. Until fairly recently, culture criticism on both sides of the Atlantic has been dominated by the cultural apparatus of the New Right. Sinfield's energetic and courageous intervention helps to break the silence of dissident communities and it is therefore a welcome rejoinder to the neo-conservative chorus."—Michael D. Bristol, author of Shakespeare's America, America's Shakespeare