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 by way of a possible never-ending sequence of scandals related to auditory surveillance: the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping is simply the main sensational instance of what seems to be a common perform at the present time. what's the resource of this generalized precept of eavesdropping?

All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage strains the lengthy heritage of moles from the Bible, via Jeremy Bentham’s “panacoustic” venture, all of the technique 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 movie (Lang, Hitchcock, Coppola, De Palma).

Following within the footsteps of Orpheus, the booklet proposes a brand new proposal of “overhearing” that connects the act of spying to an over the top intensification of listening. on the center 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 loss of life drive.

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