A Man Called Harris: The Life of Richard Harris by Michael Sheridan, Anthony Galvin

By Michael Sheridan, Anthony Galvin

Richard Harris used to be a tremendous who oozed air of secrecy on monitor; offscreen, in spite of the fact that, he used to be afflicted and hooked on each excitement existence might supply. Coming from a repressed Irish Catholic historical past, he used to be pressured via a teenage ailment to desert his liked rugby, yet now not his macho appetites. studying theater kept him. He had chanced on his calling. regardless of marrying the daughter of a peer, he by no means attempted to slot in. He used to be constantly a hell-raiser to the center, besides mythical associates Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole. yet he used to be extra; he used to be a proficient poet and singer. He used to be an clever relations guy who took nice curiosity in his craft, and used to be a Renaissance guy of the movie international. each time his excesses threatened to kill his occupation, and himself, he rose magnificently from the ashes, first with an Oscar-winning functionality as Bull McCabe within the box, then within the Harry Potter franchise.

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Lord George Curzon (1859–1925) had even remarked in 1889, as he traveled the streets of Tehran, “Shops are seen with glass windows and European tiles […]. Avenues, bordered with footpaths and planted with trees, recall faint memories of Europe […]. [W]e are in a city which was born and nurtured in the East, but is beginning to clothe itself at a West-End tailor’s. ”25 Eustache de Lorey, a member of the French legation at the Iranian court, wrote in 1907, “Of all his predecessors […] it is […] Nasr-ed-din who must be considered the Haussmann of Teheran.

36 Althusser, Lenin and Philosophy and Other Essays, 128, 158. 37 Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, trans. Steven Rendall (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984), 37. 38 Azam Torab, Performing Islam: Gender and Ritual in Iran (Boston: Brill, 2007), 53. 39 Anis al-Dowleh was actually a temporary wife but became head of the harem and held considerable political power over the shah and the other women of the Nasiri court. 40 Torab, Performing Islam, 35. The Tobacco Protest was against a British concession that would have given a British company access to all Iran’s tobacco, including its production, sale and exportation, and was agreed on by Nasir al-Din Shah.

34 Performing the Iranian State In this essay, I explore how Iranian subjects performed cartographic desires, using the shahr-e farang as a point of inquiry. What I call a “cartographic desire” is a desire for a geopolitical entity that the subject has developed, thereby creating an attachment to a piece of land or State that is not necessarily the one that the subject currently occupies. According to psychoanalytic discourses, desires are the subject’s attempt to reunite the Self with the Other, as the Other is the missing half that makes the Self whole and complete (again).

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