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Badiou and Deleuze read literature

Jean-Jacques. Lecercle


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  • Title:
    Badiou and Deleuze read literature
  • Author: Jean-Jacques. Lecercle
  • Description: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 Disjunctive Synthesis; 2 A Question of Style; 3 Deleuze Reads Proust; 4 Badiou Reads Mallarmé; 5 A Modernist Canon? Badiou and Deleuze Read Beckett; 6 Reading the Fantastic after Badiou and Deleuze; Conclusion: Aesthetics or In aesthetics?; Bibliography; Index
    Why do philosophers read literature? How do they read it? And to what extent does their philosophy derive from their reading of literature? Anyone who has read contemporary European philosophers has had to ask such questions. This book is the first attempt to answer them, by considering the 'strong readings' Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze impose on the texts they read. Lecercle demonstrates that philosophers need literature, as much as literary critics need philosophy: it is an exercise not in the philosophy of literature (where literature is a mere object of analysis), but in philosophy and
  • Publication Date: c2010
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (225 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-7486-5264-7;ISBN 1-282-74973-0;ISBN 9786612749735;ISBN 0-7486-4163-7
  • Subjects: Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995; Badiou, Alain; Literature -- Philosophy; Philosophy, French -- 20th century; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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