Erik Butler: “The Ruse of Faith: Spiritual Politics in Der Nister’s Soviet Symbolism”

Erik Butler: “The Ruse of Faith: Spiritual Politics in Der Nister’s Soviet Symbolism”

Professor Butler has published Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film (Camden House, 2010) and The Bellum Grammaticale and the Rise of European Literature (Ashgate, 2010). His translation of Der Nister’s Regrowth (Vidervuks) is forthcoming (Northwestern, 2011). The current book, Cruelty and Mystification, explores violence and ruse in modernist fiction.

Erik Butler is Assistant Professor of German Studies at Emory University.

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