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THE USE OF LUCIO MAGRI (2014) (3290 words)

Magri, Lucio. The Tailor of Ulm: Communism in the Twentieth Century, translated by Patrick Camiller (London: Verso, 2011). Magri, born 1932, was a leading member of the Manifesto group which was kicked out of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) in … Continue reading

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PARABLES AND USES OF A STUMBLING STONE (2017)

THE AUTHOR HASN’T UPLOADED THIS PAPER. THOSE INTERESTED CAN WRITE AND REQUEST IT (SEE CONTACT AT BOTTOM OR WRITE dsuvin@gmail.com) Darko Suvin                                                                   […]

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CENTENNIAL POLITICS: ON JAMESON ON BRECHT ON METHOD (6,990 WORDS)

O great academics! Still, let’s search more diligently and not despair.           Augustine of Hippo The highest thing would be to understand that all phenomena are already theory.           Goethe Brecht can be supremely useful to us–people engaged in thinking … Continue reading

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PREFACE TO THE JAPANESE EDITION OF “METAMORPHOSES OF SCIENCE FICTION”

PREFACE TO THE JAPANESE EDITION OF “METAMORPHOSES OF SCIENCE FICTION” (1987) Darko Suvin 1. This book was first conceived and worked upon in Yugoslavia in the 1950s and 60s; it was written in its present form in North America and … Continue reading

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AN INTERVIEW WITH DARKO SUVIN (Lomeña)

Andrés Lomeña   AL: I would like to locate your ideological position in literary theory. I suppose that you feel close to Terry Eagleton and Fredric Jameson (even Slavoj Žižek). Moreover, I suppose that you disagree with aesthetic purism (Harold Bloom) or certain … Continue reading

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THE SOUL AND THE SENSE: MEDITATIONS ON ROLAND BARTHES ON JAPAN (A PROPOS OF THE EMPIRE OF SIGNS)

Darko Suvin                                                                                                (1990-96, 16,200 words)                   … Continue reading

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ON COGNITIVE EMOTIONS AND TOPOLOGICAL IMAGINATION

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ON AGENTIAL ANALYSIS, TYPES, AND THE CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVEL

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“EXCELSIOR,” OR ON THE HORIZONS OF PARODY: SYNCHRONIC AIM AND REFERENCE

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POLITY OR DISASTER: FROM INDIVIDUALIST SELF TOWARD PERSONAL VALENCIES AND COLLECTIVE SUBJECTS

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