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By Peter Szendy,Roland Végső

ISBN-10: 0823273954

ISBN-13: 9780823273959

ISBN-10: 0823273962

ISBN-13: 9780823273966

the realm of foreign politics has lately been rocked through a probably never-ending sequence of scandals regarding auditory surveillance: the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping is basically the main sensational instance of what seems to be a common perform this present day. what's the resource of this generalized precept of eavesdropping?

All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage lines the lengthy historical past of moles from the Bible, via Jeremy Bentham’s “panacoustic” venture, the entire strategy to the intelligence-gathering community referred to as “Echelon.” including this archeology of auditory surveillance, Szendy bargains an enticing account of spycraft’s representations in literature (Sophocles, Shakespeare, Joyce, Kafka, Borges), opera (Monteverdi, Mozart, Berg), and picture (Lang, Hitchcock, Coppola, De Palma).

Following within the footsteps of Orpheus, the booklet proposes a brand new suggestion of “overhearing” that connects the act of spying to an over the top intensification of listening. on the middle of listening Szendy locates the ear of the opposite that manifests itself because the originary department of a “split-hearing” that turns the force for mastery and surveillance into the demise drive.

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