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By Dr Elbeshlawy Ahmed

Utilizing Lacan's psychoanalytic concept and Žižek's philosophical adaption of it, this booklet brings into discussion a sequence of modernist and postmodernist literary works, movies, and important conception which are interested by defining the US. Ahmed Elbeshlawy demonstrates that how the USA is perceived in yes texts finds not just the idealization or condemnation of it, yet an imago, or built snapshot of the perceiver in addition. In flip, texts which really specialise in demonstrating how different texts approximately the United States speak an untrustworthy message themselves converse an unreliable message, inventing and reinventing a chain of imagos of the US. those imagos seek advice from either idealized and deformed photos of the US built by means of the perceivers of America.

The first a part of this publication is anxious with modernist perceptions of the United States, and contains dialogue of Adorno, Benjamin, Kafka, D. H. Lawrence, in addition to Emerson and Seymour Martin Lipset. the second one half is devoted to postmodernist representations of the United States, targeting texts by means of Edward stated, Ihab Hassan, Susan Sontag, David Shambaugh and Charles W. Brooks, and flicks together with Lars von Trier's Dogville and D.W. Griffith's delivery of a Nation.

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