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Points of Departure : Samuel Weber between Spectrality and Reading (Hardcover) (Peter Fenves)

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Since the late 1960s, when he introduced Theodor Adorno’s work on literature and cultural critique to an English-speaking public, Samuel Weber has stimulated the discovery of new and unexpected links within a broad spectrum of humanistic disciplines, including critical theory and psychoanalysis, media studies and literary analysis, continental philosophy and theater studies. The international group of scholars who contribute to Points of Departure demonstrate the persistent fecundity of Weber’s work. Centered around his essay on the Ghost of Hamlet, as reflected in the writings of Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt, the volume is broadly divided into explorations of the nature of spectrality, on the one hand, and the dynamics of reading, on the other. Each of the twelve essays thus takes its point of departure from “Weber’s singular path between languages, cultures, and traditions”—to quote Jacques Derrida, whose fictive “interview with a passing journalist” is published here for the first time.
Number of Pages: 289
Genre: Literary Criticism, Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
Author: Peter Fenves
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2016
TCIN: 52094841
UPC: 9780810133778
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-1782
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