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By Peter Szendy,Roland Végső

the realm of foreign politics has lately been rocked by way of a possible unending sequence of scandals related to auditory surveillance: the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping is purely the main sensational instance of what seems to be a common perform this day. what's the resource of this generalized precept of eavesdropping?

All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage strains the lengthy historical past of moles from the Bible, via Jeremy Bentham’s “panacoustic” undertaking, the entire approach to the intelligence-gathering community known as “Echelon.” including this archeology of auditory surveillance, Szendy deals an interesting 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 ebook proposes a brand new notion 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 dying drive.

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