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The Writing of Innocence
The Writing of Innocence (June 2022)
Blanchot and the Deconstruction of Christianity
Aïcha Liviana Messina - Author

 
 
Between Celan and Heidegger
Between Celan and Heidegger (May 2022)
Pablo Oyarzun - Author
D. J. S. Cross - Translator
Rodolphe Gasché - Foreword by

Probing reassessment of the relation between Celan's poetry and Heidegger's thought.

The relevance of Martin Heidegger’s thinking to Paul Celan’s poetry is well-known. Between Celan and Heidegger proposes that, while the relation between them is undeniable, it is also marked by irreducible discord. Pablo Oyarzun begins with a deconstruction of Celan’s Todtnauberg, wri...(Read More)
 
 
Literature and Skepticism
Literature and Skepticism (January 2022)
Pablo Oyarzun - Author

Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.

Literature and Skepticism links the skeptic attitude to the conditions of possibility in (modern) literature—in particular, the narrative form and the essay. Pablo Oyarzun proposes that narrative and the essay document the relationship between literature and skepticism in different b...(Read More)
 
 
Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World
Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World (July 2021)
Nahum Dimitri Chandler - Author

Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.

Widely known for his probing analysis of W. E. B. Du Bois's early work, in this book Nahum Dimitri Chandler references writing from across the whole of Du Bois's long career, while bringing sharp focus on two later texts issued in the immed...(Read More)
 
 
Poetics of Breathing
Poetics of Breathing (May 2021)
Modern Literature's Syncope
Stefanie Heine - Author

A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.

Breathing and its rhythms—liminal, syncopal, and usually inconspicuous—have become a core poetic compositional principle in modern literature. Examining moments when breath’s punctuations, cessations, inhalations, or exhalations operate at the limits of meaningful speech, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Play of Light
The Play of Light (February 2021)
Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Hocquard, and Friends
Ann Smock - Author

Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.

Drawing from five contemporary French poets—Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Hocquard, Danielle Collobert, Anne Portugal, and Jacques Jouet—Ann Smock juxtaposes them and provides a milieu suitable for philosophical reflectio...(Read More)
 
 
Knowing It When You See It
Knowing It When You See It (January 2021)
Henry James/Cinema
Patrick O'Donnell - Author

Lively analysis of how Henry James's fiction anticipates later filmmakers' concerns with what we can see and what we can know.

Perched as he was at the beginning of literary modernism and the evolution of film as a medium, Henry James addressed a cluster of epistemological and aesthetic issues related to the visualization of reality. In Knowing It When You See It, Patrick O...(Read More)
 
 
The Blossom Which We Are
The Blossom Which We Are (November 2020)
The Novel and the Transience of Cultural Worlds
Nir Evron - Author

Charts the vicissitudes of a distinctly modern and peculiarly human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile, time-bound cultural framework that we inhabit—in the history of the realist novel.

The Blossom Which We Are traces the emergence of a distinctly modern form of human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile and time-bound cultural frameworks t...(Read More)
 
 
The Lily's Tongue
The Lily's Tongue (October 2019)
Figure and Authority in Kierkegaard's Lily Discourses
Frances Maughan-Brown - Author

Examines four discourses by Kierkegaard, arguing that they play a critical and surprising role in his oeuvre and contribute to the philosophy of figural language.

How do texts speak with authority? That is the question at the heart of Kierkegaard’s theory and practice of “indirect communication.” None of Kierkegaard’s texts respond to this question more concisely and powerfully than the four discourses he...(Read More)
 
 
Phrase
Phrase (October 2018)
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe - Author
Leslie Hill - Translator

The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe (1940–2007) is widely acknowledged in his native France and in the English-speaking world as one of the most important philosophers of his generation and an exceptionally rigorous reader of Heidegger, Hölderlin, Benjamin...(Read More)
 
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