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Tamina at the Border

Jason M. Wirth

in Commiserating With Devastated Things: Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268207
eISBN:
9780823272471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The opening chapter seeks to orient the book as a whole, discussing the relationship between philosophy and the novel both in general and in relationship to Kundera and his self-identified tradition ... More


The Vicissitudes of Popular Sovereignty

Sorin Radu Cucu

in The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254347
eISBN:
9780823260997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254347.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter first analyzes Milan Kundera's novel The Joke (1967). It argues that the novel constructs a narrative economy that establishes complex links between the erotic and the political in the ... More


Introduction

Gerardo Patriotta

in Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the nature of knowledge in organizations, based on an essay by Czech writer Milan Kundera, which examined a novel written at the beginning of the ... More


Caught Looking: The Universe of the Novel

Jason M. Wirth

in Commiserating With Devastated Things: Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268207
eISBN:
9780823272471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter continues the problematic introduced in the first chapter. How does one speak of what Kundera calls “the universe of the novel,” and how does one distinguish it from what he calls ... More


Dogs and History

Jason M. Wirth

in Commiserating With Devastated Things: Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268207
eISBN:
9780823272471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In many of Kundera’s novels and other writings, the figure of the dog appears, almost surreptitiously, as a being whose mode of being contests what Kundera calls the “grand march” of “History.” After ... More


Commiserating With Devastated Things: Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Jason M. Wirth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268207
eISBN:
9780823272471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study attempts to understand, through both a careful reading of Milan Kundera’s oeuvre as well as a consideration of the Continental philosophical tradition, the place that Kundera calls “the ... More


Kitsch

Jason M. Wirth

in Commiserating With Devastated Things: Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268207
eISBN:
9780823272471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Kitsch is one of the problems for which Kundera is best known, and it is an insight that he in part takes over from the remarkable writings of Hermann Broch. This chapter takes the latter’s ... More


Novel Idiocy

Jason M. Wirth

in Commiserating With Devastated Things: Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268207
eISBN:
9780823272471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter continues the analysis from the prior chapter by considering the transformation of the figure of the idiot in the novel. It moves from Don Quixote to Prince Myshkin (in Dostoevsky’s ... More


A Person’s Words: Literary Characters and Autobiographical Understanding

Garry L . Hagberg

in The Philosophy of Autobiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226267890
eISBN:
9780226268088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226268088.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

According to a traditional Cartesian conception of selfhood, the human self, as a repository of inwardly knowable content, exists prior to and separable from any context, situation, or relation into ... More


Andante Vivace

Gordon C. F. Bearn

in Life Drawing: A Deleuzean Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823244805
eISBN:
9780823250714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244805.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Milan Kundera’s 1995 novel Slowness offers a defense of moving slowly yet moves very fast. It does not turn back from double negation to an original Yes, and speed is its central puzzle or paradox. ... More


On Kitsch and Sentimentality

Robert C. Solomon

in In Defense of Sentimentality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780195145502
eISBN:
9780199834969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514550X.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Finally, I return to the theme of sentimentality with a particular focus on art and what is often called “kitsch” I ask, as I did for sentimentality in general, What's wrong with kitsch? And I defend ... More


From Mikhail Bakhtin to Maryse Condé The Problems of Literary Polyphony

Kathryn Lachman

in Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380307
eISBN:
9781781387290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380307.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Critics have classified African and Caribbean novels as “polyphonic” with little consideration of what precisely this entails. This chapter puts forth a more precise definition of polyphony by ... More


Idiocy on the Verge of the Novel

Jason M. Wirth

in Commiserating With Devastated Things: Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268207
eISBN:
9780823272471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The final two chapters belong together and explore in genealogical detail the nature of a novelist’s authorial voice in relationship to the problem of History (the grand march of reason). These two ... More


Epilogue: The Last Word

R. Bracht Branham

in Inventing the Novel: Bakhtin and Petronius Face to Face

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841265
eISBN:
9780191876813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841265.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The epilogue rounds out the argument of the volume by considering the declining cultural authority of the novel, the value of history versus the history of the arts, Bakhtin’s most famous aphorism, ... More


Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City

Alfred Thomas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226795409
eISBN:
9780226795416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226795416.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A city of immense literary mystique, Prague has inspired writers across the centuries with its beauty, cosmopolitanism, and tragic history. Envisioning the ancient city in central Europe as a ... More


Introduction

Alfred Thomas

in Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226795409
eISBN:
9780226795416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226795416.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The visitor to Prague, one of the oldest sites in Europe, cannot fail to be impressed by the architectural diversity of this lovely city: Romanesque, Gothic, baroque, Sezession, and cubism succeed ... More


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