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By Dina Al-Kassim

On discomfort of Speech tracks the literary rant, an expression of provocation and resistance that imagines the ability to talk in its personal identify the place no such correct is granted. concentrating on the "politics of address," Dina Al-Kassim perspectives the rant throughout the lens of Michel Foucault's suggestion of the biopolitical topic and reveals that its abject handle is a necessary but neglected characteristic of modernism. Deftly drawing close disparate fields—decadent modernism, queer stories, subjection, serious psychoanalysis, and postcolonial avant-garde—and encompassing either Euro-American and Francophone Arabic modernisms, she deals an bold theoretical point of view at the ongoing redefinition of modernism. She comprises readings of Jane Bowles, Abdelwahab Meddeb, and Oscar Wilde, and invokes a variety of rules, together with these of Theodor Adorno, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Judith Butler, Jean Laplanche, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.

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