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Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Leslie Hill

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What happens when philosophy and literature meet? What is at stake when the text of a so-called single author begins to speak in two languages, now the language of theoretical reflexion, now the ... More


The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Rodolphe Gasché

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book seeks to develop a novel approach to literature beyond the conventional divide between realism/formalism and history/aestheticism. It accomplishes this not only through a radical ... More


The Return of Genius: Mad Poets

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter chronicles the return of genius as a viable object of thought, this time in the context of madness. It first turns to the conjunction between neurosis and full-blown psychosis where ... More


Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe: Representation and the Loss of the Subject

John Martis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225347
eISBN:
9780823235490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225347.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This is a full-length book in English on the noted French philosopher Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. This book introduces the range of Lacoue-Labarthe's thinking, demonstrating the ... More


The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature

Herschel Farbman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228652
eISBN:
9780823235780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228652.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book is about dreams. It looks at the works of several authors that make the dream a central concern. “I sleep, but my heart wakes,” says the Song of Songs. “The other night” names the sleepless ... More


Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Gabriel Riera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book examines the possibility of writing the other, explores whether an ethical writing that preserves the other as such is possible, and discusses what the implications are for ... More


Apparitions—Of Derrida's Other

Kas Saghafi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231621
eISBN:
9780823235094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231621.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapters of this book revolve around the notion of the other in Jacques Derrida's work. How does Derrida write of and on the other? Arguing that Derrida offers the most attentive ... More


‘Not Read and Consumed in the Same Way as Other Books’: Identification and the Genre of Testimony

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues for the singularity of Holocaust testimonies as a genre. Analysing a range of commentary on testimonies by survivors and critics, it finds the current ideas about this form of ... More


‘JOEY RULES’: Telling the Truth in Life & Times of Michael K

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

One of the questions that serious readers must pose of literary fiction—especially fiction as politically charged as Coetzee's—is whether it is telling the truth. This chapter explores what it means ... More


The Disavowed Community

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273843
eISBN:
9780823273898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273843.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Over thirty years after Maurice Blanchot writes The Unavowable Community (1983)—a book that offered a critical response to an early essay by Jean-Luc Nancy on “the inoperative community”—Nancy ... More


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