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Idealism and the Endgame of Theory
Idealism and the Endgame of Theory (January 1994)
Three Essays by F. W. J. Schelling
Thomas Pfau - Editor/translator

This is a well chosen group of essays by Schelling; it gives a sense of Schelling's development which is not available from those works already translated; as such it is a much needed complement to what is already available in English.

"Apart from its contribution to a greater understanding of Schelling, the presentation of this volume does much to define the issues at the source of the recurrent preoccupation with identity in contemporary th...(Read More)
 
 
Nietzsche and Psychoanalysis
Nietzsche and Psychoanalysis (December 1993)
Daniel Chapelle - Author

This book presents a reading of the Nietzschean thought of the eternal return of all things and relates it to Freud's psychoanalysis of the repetition compulsion. Nietzsche's eternal return and Freud's repetition compulsion have never before been so seriously compared. The manner in which this study is executed is drastically different from usual Nietzsche scholarship and Freud studies. Chapelle works with his material until it acquires archetypa...(Read More)
 
 
Literature and Philosophy in Dialogue
Literature and Philosophy in Dialogue (December 1993)
Essays in German Literary Theory
Hans-Georg Gadamer - Author
Robert H. Paslick - Translation and introduction by

Hans-Georg Gadamer, the major proponent of philosophical hermeneutics, reveals himself here as a highly sensitive reader and critic of the German literary tradition. This is not the work of a specialist as narrowly defined in the typical literary study. Although he is a master of the techniques of criticism, Gadamer always sees the study of literature as a fundamentally human activity where human beings, generation after generation, pose their quest...(Read More)
 
 
The Poetics of the Common Knowledge
The Poetics of the Common Knowledge (November 1993)
Don Byrd - Author

"Don Byrd's book presents postmodernism as a continuation of the metaphysical skeptical tradition, reaching its dead end with deconstruction. Byrd's alternative in literary studies is a return to poetry as a revitalization of language. The book is very learned, and written with verve and vigor." -- Mihai I. Spariosu, The University of Georgia

"This is an important, provocative book. At a time when poetics--especially that of the dif...(Read More)
 
 
Critifiction
Critifiction (November 1993)
Postmodern Essays
Raymond Federman - Author

"I like the way this book makes available critical reflections on postmodern or 'experimental' literature from the perspective of one of its central practitioners in the West today. We hear Federman's voice speaking from both inside and outside the scholarly and pedagogical discourse on postmodernism--a discourse to which he brings the intensity, engagement, vitality of the fiction writer for whom the 'fate' of the postmodern novel is not merely an...(Read More)
 
 
A Community of One
A Community of One (August 1993)
Masculine Autobiography and Autonomy in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Martin A. Danahay - Author

Complementing recent feminist studies of female self-representation, this book examines the dynamics of masculine self-representation in nineteenth-century British literature. Arguing that the category "autobiography" was a product of nineteenth-century individualism, the author analyzes the dependence of the nineteenth-century masculine subject on autonomy or self-naming as the prerequisite for the composition of a life history. The masculine aut...(Read More)
 
 
Manners of Interpretation
Manners of Interpretation (August 1993)
The Ends of Argument in Literary Studies
Miguel Tamen - Author

"The literary and language theoreticians whom Tamen analyzes, together with the categories he devises in which to contain his discussion of hermeneutics, philology and how each attempts to limit its own potentiality for disagreement with its premises and methods, are all very apt and important to the current debates over literary theory. Over all, Tamen's familiarity with his field, with the original languages of the texts he uses, and his sheer cr...(Read More)
 
 
Psyche and Text
Psyche and Text (August 1993)
The Sublime and the Grandiose in Literature, Psychopathology, and Culture
Henry Sussman - Author

Sussman here explores the relevance and value of object-relations theory to literature and literary studies. His study of character treats literature as a medium in which important relationships to conceptualized others--artifacts, mentors, activities, and schools of thought--are being worked through. Although rooted in the psychoanalytical model, this book is ultimately a study of character and of the conditions of subjectivity and intellectual w...(Read More)
 
 
Summoning
Summoning (August 1993)
Ideas of the Covenant and Interpretive Theory
Ellen Spolsky - Editor

This book explores the variety of ways that the Jewish understanding of the Covenant relates to the notion of a contract or a shared grammar as developed in recent structural and post-structural theory. The book enters the debate on the relationship beween a variety of open-ended forms of text interpretation and traditional Jewish interpretive practice, expanding and deepening that debate. Until now, the discussion has focused primarily on Midrash...(Read More)
 
 
The Restorationist: Text One
The Restorationist: Text One (August 1993)
A Collaborative Fiction by Jael B. Juba
Joyce Elbrecht - Author
Lydia Fakundiny - Author

This is an American novel of formed chaos playfully enacting the centrality of language in late twentieth-century art and life through the voices of two women steeped in Western traditions, one telling the story of her restoration of an ante-bellum house on the Florida Gulf Coast, the other faithfully recording it but running culturally wild in the process.

In both literal and extended senses, The Restorationist is a mystery, with atte...(Read More)
 
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