Twenty-Five Meditations on Writing and Subjectivity

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Triggered by Hong Kong's shimmering skyline, Ahmed Elbeshlawy remembers the Sheriff from Clint Eastwood's movie "Unforgiven" asking Strawberry beating a suspect for carrying a gun, "Innocent of what?". "Free of what?", Ahmed asks the 21st century's "free thinker" sunk in the world of political correctness, capitalism, multiculturalism, immigration or gender issues. From smoking in public places and taking selfies to historical figures or characters from movies, his twenty-five essays drive the reader through contemporary social phenomena, stirring literary tropes, poignant cinematic moments and subjective instances shaped by different histories and carrying forward mixed feelings, beliefs and illusions. To make sense out of these, Ahmed's writing destabilizes what is usually taken as common sense, sagaciously unpacking thoughts of European philosophers like Lacan, Derrida, Adorno and ?i?ek, as well as titans of literature like Shakespeare and Kafka.


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Author(s) - Ahmed Elbeshlawy


Published Date - March 08 2019

ISBN - 9781999613815

Dimensions - 21.6 x 13.8 x 1.3 cm

Page Count - 235

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