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Writers and Rebels. The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus by Rebecca Gould (review)

Writers and Rebels. The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus by Rebecca Gould (review) up the imaginative, metaphorical, and emotive qualities of literary expression, complements efforts by scholars such as Rita Felski, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Timothy Bewes to move beyond critique as the basis of critical method (61). As productively provocative as The Intellective Space is, its unorthodox style renders much of what it has to say either inaccessible or easily misunderstood—it requires patient, imaginative reading. But such patience and imagination would be rewarded: this slim book is an intellectual challenge, but scholars interested in the cognitive sciences, cognitive literary studies, or theory will find it indispensable. Josh Doty  Spring Hill College Rebecca Gould, Writers and Rebels. The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016, 336 pp. The Caucasus is a notoriously difficult region to study due to its cultural and linguistic diversities, and Rebecca Gould may well be the only person in the world— or one of very few—who could have written this book. From Gould’s deft handling of a vast range of primary sources emerges a newly configured canon of Caucasus literature and an important addition to world literature. In her beautifully written text, Gould moves through source material in Arabic, Georgian, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Writers and Rebels. The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus by Rebecca Gould (review)

The Comparatist , Volume 41 – Nov 1, 2017

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up the imaginative, metaphorical, and emotive qualities of literary expression, complements efforts by scholars such as Rita Felski, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Timothy Bewes to move beyond critique as the basis of critical method (61). As productively provocative as The Intellective Space is, its unorthodox style renders much of what it has to say either inaccessible or easily misunderstood—it requires patient, imaginative reading. But such patience and imagination would be rewarded: this slim book is an intellectual challenge, but scholars interested in the cognitive sciences, cognitive literary studies, or theory will find it indispensable. Josh Doty  Spring Hill College Rebecca Gould, Writers and Rebels. The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016, 336 pp. The Caucasus is a notoriously difficult region to study due to its cultural and linguistic diversities, and Rebecca Gould may well be the only person in the world— or one of very few—who could have written this book. From Gould’s deft handling of a vast range of primary sources emerges a newly configured canon of Caucasus literature and an important addition to world literature. In her beautifully written text, Gould moves through source material in Arabic, Georgian, and

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