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Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Kevin Newmark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is it about irony—as an object of serious philosophical reflection and a literary technique of considerable elasticity—that makes it an occasion for endless critical debate? This book responds ... More


The Politics of Painting: Cliché, Fashion, Mimesis

Jan Bryant

in Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456944
eISBN:
9781474476867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

How might painting be understood in the 21st century? Working from the supposition that the painter confronts an over-loaded pictorial regime each time she begins to paint, this chapter considers ... More


On Parole: Legacies of Saussure, Blanchot, and Paulhan

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The inheritance of the German romantic “tradition” of irony by certain 20th-century French texts can become legible in the way such texts repeat the following question: what is the relation between ... More


Terrible Flowers: Jean Paulhan and the Irony of Rhetoric

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Where in the 20th century might one locate the survival of ironic thinking, reading, and writing as initiated by Schlegel and carried forward by Kierkegaard and Nietzsche? This chapter suggests that ... More


Writers Who Have Given Too Much to the Present: NRF Circles (1941–1942)

Christophe Bident

in Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281763
eISBN:
9780823284825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281763.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Investigates Blanchot’s relationship with Jean Paulhan, at an early stage in his career as a literary critic. Relevant work by Blanchot includes several articles, a first critical book, and ... More


Etymology and Essence: The Primeval Power of Word Roots

Christy Wampole

in Rootedness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226317656
eISBN:
9780226317793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317793.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Relying on a vocabulary of the underground, of purity, and of genealogy, etymologists take as their task the retrieval of an irretrievable origin. Etymology, the often approximative search for the ... More


Publication, 1938–39

Ann Jefferson

in Nathalie Sarraute: A Life Between

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691197876
eISBN:
9780691201924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197876.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter marks the completion of Nathalie Sarraute's tropisms by the summer of 1938, in which she had written nineteen short texts. It explains how the word “tropisms” became a phenomenon with ... More


The Elephant’s Child, 1947–49

Ann Jefferson

in Nathalie Sarraute: A Life Between

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691197876
eISBN:
9780691201924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197876.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter talks about the completion of Nathalie Sarraute's manuscript on “Portrait of an Unknown Man,” which she delivered to Simone de Beauvoir at the Café de Flore. It mentions how Beauvoir ... More


The Nouveau Roman, 1956–59

Ann Jefferson

in Nathalie Sarraute: A Life Between

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691197876
eISBN:
9780691201924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197876.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter draws attention to Nathalie Sarraute's publication of “The Age of Suspicion” in March 1956, which won her widespread recognition almost overnight. It reveals that a month after the ... More


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