Chapter 28. Reheated Figures: Five Ways of Looking at Leftovers

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Jani Scandura Associate Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch28

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Scandura, J. (2009) Reheated Figures: Five Ways of Looking at Leftovers, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch28

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • five ways of looking at leftovers;
  • food particles - are “leftovers”;
  • remains or scraps - marked as peculiarly modern;
  • two kinds of “remains” - decaying, but still useable/dead, materially transformed;
  • price to be paid - for preserving gap between the Real and its symbolization;
  • associated with leftovers - cohabitation/clever/presence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • No. 1: Remains

  • No. 2: Restitution

  • No. 3: Cleverness

  • No. 4: Presence

  • No. 5: Gratitude

  • References and Further Reading