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All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage

Peter Szendy


The world of international politics has been recently rocked by a seemingly endless series of scandals that are all tied to various practices of auditory surveillance: the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping, Edward Snowden’s revelations, and the “News of the World” scandal are just the most sensational examples of what appears to be a universal practice today. What is the source of this unceasing battle of different forms of listening? Whence this generalized principle of eavesdropping? Peter Szendy’s All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage answers these questions by tracing the long history of moles ... More

Keywords: espionage, film, literature, music, philosophy, surveillance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823273959
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823273959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Szendy, author
University Paris X