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Flower of the Desert
Flower of the Desert (November 2015)
Giacomo Leopardi's Poetic Ontology
Antonio Negri - Author
Timothy S. Murphy - Translator

A profound meditation on Leopardi’s art and thought as well as a reframing and reassertion of Negri’s own philosophical and political project of liberation.

Antonio Negri, one of Italy’s most influential and controversial contemporary philosophers, offers in this book a radical new interpretation of the nineteenth-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi. For Negri, Leopardi is not the bitter, ide...(Read More)
 
 
Habitations of the Veil
Habitations of the Veil (July 2014)
Metaphor and the Poetics of Black Being in African American Literature
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher - Author

A hermeneutical study of metaphor in African American literature.

In Habitations of the Veil, Rebecka Rutledge Fisher uses theory implicit in W. E. B. Du Bois’s use of metaphor to draw out and analyze what she sees as a long tradition of philosophical metaphor in African American literature. She demonstrates how Olaudah Equiano, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and R...(Read More)
 
 
Kristeva's Fiction
Kristeva's Fiction (November 2013)
Benigno Trigo - Editor

Psychoanalytic perspectives on Kristeva’s fiction.

With published work spanning more than forty years, Julia Kristeva’s influence in psychoanalysis and literary theory is difficult to overstate. In addition to this scholarship Kristeva has written several novels, however this portion of her oeuvre has received comparatively scant attention. In this book, Kristeva scholars from a number of disciplines a...(Read More)
 
 
Redeeming Words
Redeeming Words (November 2013)
Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald
David Michael Kleinberg-Levin - Author

Probing study of how literature can redeem the revelatory, redemptive powers of language.

In this probing look at Alfred Döblin’s 1929 novel Berlin Alexanderplatz and the stories of W. G. Sebald, Redeeming Words offers a philosophical meditation on the power of language in literature. David Kleinberg-Levin draws on the critical theory of Benjamin and Adorno; the idealism and romantic...(Read More)

 
 
Dramatic Experiments
Dramatic Experiments (October 2013)
Life according to Diderot
Eyal Peretz - Author

A major new interpretation of the philosophical significance of the oeuvre of Denis Diderot.

Dramatic Experiments offers a comprehensive study of Denis Diderot, one of the key figures of European modernity. Diderot was a French Enlightenment philosopher, dramatist, art critic, and editor of the first major modern encyclopedia. He is known for having made lasting contributions to a number of fields, but h...(Read More)
 
 
Derrida and Joyce
Derrida and Joyce (May 2013)
Texts and Contexts
Andrew J. Mitchell - Editor
Sam Slote - Editor

All of Derrida’s texts on Joyce together under one cover in fresh, new translations, along with key essays covering the range of Derrida’s engagement with Joyce’s works.

Bringing together all of Jacques Derrida’s writings on James Joyce, this volume includes the first complete translation of his book Ulysses Gramophone: Two Words for Joyce as well as the first translation of the...(Read More)
 
 
Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler
Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler (December 2012)
Shannon M. Mussett - Editor
William S. Wilkerson - Editor

Essays on Beauvoir’s influences, contemporary engagements, and legacy in the philosophical tradition.

Despite a deep familiarity with the philosophical tradition and despite the groundbreaking influence of her own work, Simone de Beauvoir never embraced the idea of herself as a philosopher. Her legacy is similarly complicated. She is acclaimed as a revolutionary thinker on issues of gender, age, and oppres...(Read More)
 
 
The Possible Present
The Possible Present (October 2011)
Ugo Perone - Author
Silvia Benso - Translator
Brian Schroeder - Translator

A practical hermeneutics of time.

The Possible Present unfolds from within a freely reinterpreted hermeneutic perspective and provides an original theoretical proposal on the topic of time. In dialogue especially with the philosophies of Husserl and Heidegger, but resorting also to suggestions coming from a theological background (Barth and Bonhoeffer), the work proposes a personal and original theory of...(Read More)
 
 
Federman's Fictions
Federman's Fictions (January 2011)
Innovation, Theory, and the Holocaust
Jeffrey R. Di Leo - Edited and with an introduction by
Charles Bernstein - Preface
Raymond Federman - Afterword

A comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century’s most innovative writers and critics.

This collection of essays offers an authoritative examination and appraisal of the French-American novelist Raymond Federman’s many contributions to humanities scholarship, including Holocaust studies, Beckett studies, translation studies, experimental fiction, postmodernism, and autobiography. Althoug...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination
Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination (September 2010)
Jennifer Ann Bates - Author

A study of moral self-consciousness in Hegel and Shakespeare.

In this fascinating book, Jennifer Ann Bates examines shapes of self-consciousness and their roles in the tricky interface between reality and drama. Shakespeare’s plots and characters are used to shed light on Hegelian dialectic, and Hegel’s philosophical works on art and politics are used to shed light on Shakespeare’s dramas. B...(Read More)
 
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