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Author Heller-Roazen, Daniel, author.

Title Absentees : on variously missing persons / Daniel Heller-Roazen
Published New York : Zone Books, 2021


Description 1 online resource (317 pages) : black and white illustrations
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Part One: Vanishings -- I. The Removal -- II. Laws of Leaving -- III. Fictions of the Return -- IV. The Transient Image -- Part Two: Lessenings -- V. Decreases of the Head -- VI. Rules of Diminution -- VII. Of Ignominies -- VIII. Fictions of Persistence -- Part Three: Survivals -- IX. Returning to Riva -- X. The Semblant Body -- XI. The Recurrent Voice -- XII. Some Ones Left -- Being It -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
Summary "From missing persons to disenfranchised civil subjects, from individuals tainted with infamy to the dead, Absentees explores the varieties of "nonpersons," human beings all too human, drawing examples, terms and concepts from the archives of European and American literature, legal studies, and the social sciences"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 23, 2021)
Subject Missing persons.
Disappeared persons.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
Disappeared persons
Missing persons
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020021858
ISBN 1942130481