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Politics and Poetics of Divine Violence: On a Figure in Giorgio Agamben and Walter Benjamin

Arne De Boever

in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634620
eISBN:
9780748652440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the relation between violence and justice in Giorgio Agamben's work. It investigates the essential role that Walter Benjamin's classic essay ‘Critique of Violence’ plays for ... More


Idea of Poetry, Idea of Prose

Heron Nicholas

in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634620
eISBN:
9780748652440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reconstructs the series of references, left largely unexamined by Giorgio Agamben himself, that gather around the central notion of ‘the idea of prose’. It reviews the origin of this ... More


Marlow: ‘Youth’ and the oral tradition

Paul Wake

in Conrad's Marlow: Narrative and Death in 'Youth', Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim and Chance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074905
eISBN:
9781781701256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074905.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter draws on Genette's narrative theory in order to locate Marlow in the dual position of narrator and character through close readings of ‘Youth’ and Heart of Darkness, investigating the ... More


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