This collection of eleven essays by leading literary studies and cultural studies scholars examines the double meaning of the word 'forge' - to create or to form, on the one hand, and to make falsely, on the other.
In Cultures of Forgery, leading literary studies and cultural studies scholars examine the double meaning of the word "forge"-to create or to form, on the one hand, and to make falsely, on the other.
List of Figures; Preface; PART ONE: Forging Nations; 1. Forging Truth in Medieval England; 2. Forging a Past: The Sybilline Books and the Making of Rome; 3. Forging Czechs: The Reinvention of National Identity in Bohemian Lands; 4. Eclectic Fabrication: St. Petersburg and the Problem of Imperial Architectural Style; 5. Forging Catalonia, or The Blankness of Dali PART TWO: Forging Selves; 6. The Art of Forging Music and Musicians; 7. Jean-Etienne Liotard's Envelopes of Self; 8. Wrestling with Representation: Reforging Images of the Artist in the Russian Avant-garde; 9. After the "Death of the Author": The Fabrication of Helen Demidenko; 10. Facts and Writing: Problems of Memory in Recent Memoirs; 11. The Fascination of a Fake: The Hitler Diaries