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The Wind and the Source
The Wind and the Source (July 2005)
In the Shadow of Mont Ventoux
Allen S. Weiss - Author

Explores the role of a significant yet elusive feature of the French landscape in literature, philosophy, and art.

What does it mean to love a landscape? Why do certain authors have a predilection for specific landscapes? Why might one be fascinated by a landscape in which one would never wish to live? How does the lay of the land fashion the form of the poem? How does the wind infuse the breath? In The Wind and th...(Read More)
 
 
Feast and Folly
Feast and Folly (September 2002)
Cuisine, Intoxication, and the Poetics of the Sublime
Allen S. Weiss - Author

Treats French cuisine as a “fine art,” offering both historical background as well as a deep analysis of the social, political, and aesthetic aspects of cuisine and taste.

What would it mean to speak of cuisine as a “fine art”? Combining an analysis of French cuisine with cutting-edge postmodernist critique, Feast and Folly provides a fascinating history of French gastronomy an...(Read More)

 
 
Perverse Desire and the Ambiguous Icon
Perverse Desire and the Ambiguous Icon (November 1994)
Allen S. Weiss - Author

"Here is an extremely intelligent, well-informed, authoritative account of some of the most exciting and novel aspects of contemporary thought and contemporary aesthetics. This is really solid, exciting work. It will be a major text in the field of contemporary aesthetics and postmodernist debate.

"Weiss shows what is at stake in aesthetic production in a range of fields: film, literature, music, painting. He clearly articulates the projects ...(Read More)
 
 
Shattered Forms
Shattered Forms (September 1992)
Art Brut, Phantasms, Modernism
Allen S. Weiss - Author

Art Brut, also termed Outsider Art, has long been suppressed from most art historical writing. Why this rejection? The hyperbolic expressions of Romanticism and Symbolism nourished a desire for derangement and dissociation that inspired both Expressionism and Surrealism. Simulated delirium became the object of the new art -- experimental, avant-garde, modernist -- which arose from the fragmented codes, the shattered forms of everyday communicati...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetics of Excess
The Aesthetics of Excess (July 1989)
Allen S. Weiss - Author

“I think the work is a major event in the American appropriation of European philosophical and aesthetic theory. It is active and creative rather than slavish and derivative.Most important of all, it is a book from which I learned something.”— Bernard Flynn, Empire State College

This book investigates the reciprocal and often transgressive relations between rhetorical figures and libidinal activity. The works of ...(Read More)
 
 
Psychosis and Sexual Identity
Psychosis and Sexual Identity (January 1988)
Toward a Post-Analytic View of the Schreber Case
David B. Allison - Editor
Prado de Oliveira - Editor
Mark S. Roberts - Editor
Allen S. Weiss - Editor

This book examines Freud's most famous case study with newly discovered material written by Schreber and photos of significant persons in Schreber's life.

"Included are essays by some of the most interesting intellectual figures in France, such as Lyotard, Mannoni, and Andrade. Richardson leads the reader into Lacanian territory in a clear and fully comprehensible way. The Schreber case engenders one of Freud's most ...(Read More)
 
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