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Suleiman, Susan Rubin 1939-

Works: 86 works in 348 publications in 3 languages and 11,534 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Erotic fiction  Miscellanea  Biographies  Art  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Quotations  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Publishing director, Actor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: NX652.W6, 305.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Rubin Suleiman
The reader in the text : essays on audience and interpretation by Susan Rubin Suleiman( )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reader may be in" a text as a character is in a novel, but also as one is in a train of thought--both possessing and being possessed by it. This paradox suggests the ambiguities inherent in the concept of audience. In these original essays, a group of international scholars raises fundamental questions about the status--be it rhetorical, semiotic and structuralist, phenomenological, subjective and psychoanalytic, sociological and historical, or hermeneutic--of the audience in relation to a literary or artistic text. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The Female body in western culture : contemporary perspectives by Susan Rubin Suleiman( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the images of women in art, films, and literature, social attitudes towards women, and changing perceptions of sexual roles
French global : a new approach to literary history by Christie McDonald( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recasting French literary history in terms of the cultures and peoples that interacted within and outside of France's national boundaries, this volume offers a new way of looking at the history of a national literature, along with a truly global and contemporary understanding of language, literature, and culture
Crises of memory and the Second World War by Susan Rubin Suleiman( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How we view ourselves and how we wish to be seen by others cannot be separated from the stories we tell about our past. In this sense all memory is in crisis, torn between conflicting motives of historical reflection, political expediency, and personal or collective imagination. In Crises of Memory and the Second World War, Susan Suleiman conducts a profound exploration of contested terrain, where individual memories converge with public remembrance of traumatic events. - Jacket flap
The Némirovsky question : the life, death, and legacy of a Jewish writer in twentieth-century France by Susan Rubin Suleiman( )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating look into the life and work of controversial French novelist Irène Némirovsky. Irène Némirovsky succeeded in creating a brilliant career as a novelist in the 1930s, only to have her life cut short: a "foreign Jew" in France, she was deported in 1942 and died in Auschwitz. But her two young daughters survived, and as adults they brought their mother back to life. In 2004, Suite française, Némirovsky's posthumous novel, became an international best seller; some critics, however, condemned her as a "self-hating Jew" whose earlier works were rife with anti-Semitic stereotypes. Informed by personal interviews with Némirovsky's descendants and others, as well as by extensive archival research, this wide-ranging intellectual biography situates Némirovsky in the literary and political climate of interwar France and recounts, for the first time, the postwar lives of her daughters. Némirovsky's Jewish works, Suleiman argues, should be read as explorations of the conflicted identities that shaped the lives of secular Jews in twentieth-century Europe and beyond
Subversive intent : gender, politics, and the avant-garde by Susan Rubin Suleiman( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this book, Susan Suleiman lays the foundation for a postmodern feminist poetics and theory of the avant-garde. She shows how the figure of Woman, as fantasy, myth, or metaphor, has functioned in the work of male avant-garde writers and artists of this century. Focusing also on women's avant-garde artistic practices, Suleiman demonstrates how to read difficult modern works in a way that reveals their political as well as their aesthetic impact. Suleiman directly addresses the subversive intent of avant-garde movements from Surrealism to postmodernism. Through her detailed readings of works by André Breton, Georges Bataille, Roland Barthes, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, and others, Suleiman demonstrates the central role of the female body in the male erotic imagination and illuminates the extent to which masculinist assumptions have influenced modern art and theory. By examining the work of contemporary women avant garde artists and theorists--including Héléne Cixous, Marguerite Duras, Monique Wittig, Luce Irigaray, Angela Carter, Jeanette Winterson, Leonora Carrington, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, and Cindy Sherman--Suleiman shows the political power of feminist critiques of patriarchal ideology, and especially emphasizes the power of feminist humor and parody
Authoritarian fictions : the ideological novel as a literary genre by Susan Rubin Suleiman( Book )

27 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political ideologies often informed early twentieth-century French novels, creating a hybrid genre that is both "realist" and didactic: the roman thse. In this ground-breaking and critically acclaimed work, Susan Suleiman looks beyond the politics of novels by such authors as Malraux, Mauriac, Sartre, and Aragon, and examines their shared formal and generic features. Although the genre itself is considered antimodern, the critical and interpretive problems it raises are central to an understanding of both realist and modernist writing. -- Back cover
Apollinaire on art : essays and reviews, 1902-1918 by Guillaume Apollinaire( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet, critic, impresario, gadfly, visionary, tastemaker: more than anyone, Guillaume Apollinaire embodies the frenzied art world of Paris in the early 20th century. His rampant enthusiasms and antipathies, and his remarkable acumen, make him still today the most evocative commentator on the intellectual ferment of the time. In 1905 he championed Picasso and in 1907 he promoted Braque in reviews that were amazingly sharp and prescient. He first identified the importance of Delaunay, Duchamp, and Rousseau, coined the word "Surrealism," and almost singlehandedly pushed Cubism into the mainstream. With a new preface by Roger Shattuck, this edition of Apollinaire on Art is the only collection in English of these seminal and ever fresh writings
Exile and creativity : signposts, travelers, outsiders, backward glances by Susan Rubin Suleiman( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major historical phenomenon of our century, exile has been a focal point for reflections about individual and cultural identity and problems of nationalism, racism, and war. Whether emigrés, exiles, expatriates, refugees, or nomads, these people all experience a distance from their homes and often their native languages. Exile and Creativity brings together the widely varied perspectives of nineteen distinguished European and American scholars and cultural critics to ask: Is exile a falling away from a source of creativity associated with the wholeness of home and one's own language, or is it a spur to creativity?In essays that range chronologically from the Renaissance to the 1990s, geographically from the Danube to the Andes, and historically from the Inquisition to the Holocaust, the complexities and tensions of exile and the diversity of its experiences are examined. Recognizing exile as an interior experience as much as a physical displacement, this collection discusses such varied topics as intellectual exile and seventeenth-century French literature; different versions of home and of the novel in the writings of Bakhtin and Lukács; the displacement of James Joyce and Clarice Lispector; a young journalist's meeting with James Baldwin in the south of France; Jean Renoir's Hollywood years; and reflections by the descendents of European emigrés. Strikingly, many of the essays are themselves the work of exiles, bearing out once more the power of the personal voice in scholarship.With the exception of the contribution by Henry Louis Gates Jr., these essays were originally published in a special double issue of Poetics Today in 1996. Exile and Creativity will engage a range of readers from those whose specific interests include the problems of displacement and diaspora and the European Holocaust to those whose broad interests include art, literary and cultural studies, history, film, and the nature of human creativity.Contributors. Zygmunt Bauman, Janet Bergstrom, Christine Brooke-Rose, Hélène Cixous, Tibor Dessewffy, Marianne Hirsch, Denis Hollier, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Linda Nochlin, Leo Spitzer, Susan Rubin Suleiman, Thomas Pavel, Doris Sommer, Nancy Huston, John Neubauer, Ernst van Alphen, Alicia Borinsky, Svetlana Boym, Jacqueline Chénieux-Gendron
After testimony : the ethics and aesthetics of Holocaust narrative for the future( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Testimony: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Holocaust Narrative for the Future collects sixteen essays written with the awareness that we are on the verge of a historical shift in our relation to the Third Reich{u2019}s programmatic genocide. Soon there will be no living survivors of the Holocaust, and therefore people not directly connected to the event must assume the full responsibility for representing it. The contributors believe that this shift has broad consequences for narratives of the Holocaust. By virtue of being 2after3 the accounts of survivors, storytellers must find their own ways of coming to terms with the historical reality that those testimonies have tried to communicate. The ethical and aesthetic dimensions of these stories will be especially crucial to their effectiveness. Guided by these principles and employing the tools of contemporary narrative theory, the contributors analyze a wide range of Holocaust narratives{u2014}fictional and nonfictional, literary and filmic{u2014}for the dual purpose of offering fresh insights and identifying issues and strategies likely to be significant in the future
Le roman à thèse, ou, L'autorité fictive by Susan Rubin Suleiman( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in French and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Jewish writing in Hungary : an anthology( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and Hungarian and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of post-World War II prose and poetry directly or indirectly reflecting the Holocaust is preceded by an introduction, "Between Assimilation and Catastrophe: A Century of Jewish Writing in Hungary" (p. xi-lxxii). Suleiman mainly covers the period of 1867-1944; Forgács mainly deals with 1945 to the post-communist period. While the pre-World War I period is characterized as a golden age, assimilation is shown as having some limitations in regard to Hungarian acceptance of the Jews. Discussion of both history and literature of the interwar period, however, reveals increasingly dark and tragic resonances, both in terms of politics and intellectual life. Jewish self-hatred is illuminated in this context. Hungary's defeat in World War II and the subsequent brief communist republic led to antisemitism in various areas. The Holocaust saw considerable Hungarian collaboration. Since the postwar communist regime banned discussion about Jewish victims of the war, there was a delay until Jewish writers began to ask questions about recent Hungarian-Jewish relations and Jewish identity. The latter often involved disorientation and alienation from the society which had participated in the ghettoization, deportation, and murder of Hungarian Jewry. Antisemitism has emerged in post-communist discourse and politics, partly echoing interwar tensions between nationalistic populists and largely Jewish urbanists. Concise introductions provide information about each writer. Pp. 171-177 contain remarks on Hungarian Holocaust literature by Imre Kertész
French Global une nouvelle perspective sur l'histoire littéraire( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Refonder l'histoire littéraire du Moyen Âge à nos jours en termes d'interactions entre cultures et populations, à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur des frontières nationales de la France, tel est le but de cet ouvrage collectif qui offre une approche exploratoire pour l'étude des littératures au xxie siècle. (The goal of this collective work is to reconstruct literary history from the Middle Ages to the present day in terms of interactions between cultures and populations both within and beyond French national boundaries. It offers an exploratory approach for the study of twenty-first-century literature)". --Publisher
Pour une nouvelle culture by Paul Nizan( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crises de Mémoire récits individuels et collectifs de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale by Susan Rubin Suleiman( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risking who one is : encounters with contemporary art and literature by Susan Rubin Suleiman( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To write about your contemporaries, whose work is enmeshed in the stuff of your life, maybe even in the weave of your self, is risky business. Your interest may be too personal, your involvement too close - but this, as Susan Suleiman demonstrates here, is precisely what makes such a critical encounter worthwhile. Risking Who One Is shows how the process of self-recognition, even self-construction, in the reading of contemporary work can lead to larger considerations about culture and society - to the dimensions of historical awareness and collective action. The book gives us a new way of looking at issues that are as personal as they are prevalent in the writing, the criticism, and the life of our times. Through subtle and incisive readings of Simone de Beauvoir, Mary Gordon, Julia Kristeva, Richard Rorty, Helene Cixous, Leonora Carrington, Max Ernst, Angela Carter, Elie Wiesel, and others, we observe Suleiman in a fascinating dialogue with those who share her place and time and whose interests and preoccupations meet her own. Suleiman confronts with them the conflicts between writing and motherhood. Together, they inquire into "being postmodern" and explore the connections between creativity and love. They consider the place of beauty in contemporary art, examine the relations between aesthetics and politics, and reflect on haunting memories of World War II. Through Suleiman's encounter with them, these writers and artists enter an exchange with each other, and with us as readers, that opens new perspectives on the representation of women's lives, history and memory, autobiography, and the intersection of gender and postmodernism. Itself a form of mediated autobiography, this work takes us through the shaping of a critical approach to some of our closest and deepest concerns in reading, in writing, and in knowing ourselves
Social control and the arts, an international perspective : papers by Conference on Forms of Censorship( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budapest diary : in search of the motherbook by Susan Rubin Suleiman( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can you forget the place you once called home? What does it take to make you recapture it? In this moving memoir, Susan Rubin Suleiman describes her returns to the city of her birth - where she speaks the language like a native but with an accent. Suleiman left Budapest in 1949 as a young child with her parents, fleeing communism; thirty-five years later, she returned with her two sons for a brief vacation and began to remember her childhood. Her earliest memories, of Nazi persecution in the final year of World War II, came back to her in fragments, as did memories of her first school years after the war and of the stormy marriage between her father, a brilliant Talmudic scholar, and her mother, a cosmopolitan woman from a more secular Jewish family. In 1993, after the fall of communism and the death of her mother, Suleiman returned to Budapest for a six-month stay. She recounts her ongoing quest for personal history, interweaving it with the stories of present-day Hungarians struggling to make sense of the changes in their individual and collective lives. Suleiman's search for documents relating to her childhood, the lives of her parents and their families, and the Jewish communities of Hungary and Poland takes her on a series of fascinating journeys within and outside Budapest
La question Némirovsky : vie, mort et héritage d'une écrivaine juive dans la France du XXe siècle by Susan Rubin Suleiman( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Svetlana Boym: Exile and Imagination( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary film is about the life and work of Svetlana Boym, literary and cultural critic, media artist, novelist and playwright. In 1980, age 21, Svetlana left the USSR for the US, unable to pursue studies at the Leningrad university because of the Jewish quota. After graduate studies at Boston University and Harvard, she became the Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Harvard. A brilliant writer of ambitious scope and great imagination, combining personal memoir with philosophical essay and historical analysis, she explored motifs of exile, nostalgia, the diasporic imagination and different forms of freedom in Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Nabokov, Mandelstahm, Akhmatova, Brodsky, and many others, in a total of six books, with two more about to appear. Through videos of her lectures and interviews, together with photographs since her childhood, and her own photographs, and photomontages, the film conveys this remarkable person and her scholarly, critical, and artistic contributions
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Subversive intent : gender, politics, and the avant-garde
Crises of memory and the Second World WarSubversive intent : gender, politics, and the avant-gardeAuthoritarian fictions : the ideological novel as a literary genreExile and creativity : signposts, travelers, outsiders, backward glancesContemporary Jewish writing in Hungary : an anthologyRisking who one is : encounters with contemporary art and literatureBudapest diary : in search of the motherbook
Alternative Names
Rubin Suleiman Susan

Rubin-Suleiman, Susan 1939-

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סולימן, סוזן רובין-

רובין סולימן, סוזן

سوزان روبين سليمان، 1939-

スレイマン, S

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