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The history of the devil

Author: Vilém Flusser; Rodrigo Maltez Novaes; Siegfried Zielinski
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Univocal Publishing, [2014] ©2014
Series: Univocal.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In 1939, a young Vilém Flusser faced the Nazi invasion of his hometown of Prague. He escaped with his wife to Brazil, taking with him only two books: a small Jewish prayer book and Goethe's Faust. Twenty-six years later, in 1965, Flusser would publish The History of the Devil, and it is the essence of those two books that haunts his own. From that time his life as a philosopher was born. While Flusser would later  Read more...
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Flusser, Vilém, 1920-1991.
History of the devil.
Minneapolis, MN : Univocal Publishing, [2014]
(DLC) 2014943771
(OCoLC)892649457
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vilém Flusser; Rodrigo Maltez Novaes; Siegfried Zielinski
ISBN: 9781937561574 1937561577
OCLC Number: 914706321
Language Note: In English; translated from the Portuguese.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Translator's Introduction; 1. Introduction; 2. The Devil's Childhood; 2.1. His Birth; 2.2. Playing with a Spintop; 2.3. Playing with Cubes; 2.4. Playing of Composing Elements; 3. Lust; 3.1. Life; 3.2. The Cell; 3.3. The Organism; 3.4. Man; 3.5. Sex; 3.6. Nationalism; 3.7. Love for the Mother Tongue; 3.8. Love for Reading and Writing; 4. Wrath; 4.1. Freedom; 4.2. The Law; 4.3. Chance; 4.4. Wrath Revisited; 5. Gluttony; 5.1. The Mechanism; 5.2. The Program; 5.3. Raw Material; 5.4. The Product; 5.5. The Instrument; 5.6. The Feast; 6. Envy and Greed. 6.1. Society6.2. Retribution; 6.3. Justice; 6.4. Conversation; 7. Pride; 7.1. Language; 7.1.1. Poetry; 7.1.2. Music and Concrete Poetry; 7.1.3. Painting; 7.1.4. Science; 7.2. Pincers of the Will; 7.2.1. Science as Yoga; 7.2.2. Yoga as Science; 7.3. Contrition; 8. Sloth and the Sadness of the Heart; 8.1. The Voice's Aura; 8.1.1. Structure; 8.1.2. Reencounter; 8.2. The Ivory Tower; 8.2.1. Honesty; 8.2.2. The Purification Bath; 8.2.3. Let Us Not Speak About That; 8.3. Inversion; 8.4. The Bronze Gong; 8.5. Lust Once Again; 9. Post Scriptum; 9.1. They Abound.
Series Title: Univocal.
Other Titles: História do Diabo.
Responsibility: Vilém Flusser ; translated by Rodrigo Maltez Novaes ; edited by Siegfried Zielinski.

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In 1939, a young Vilém Flusser faced the Nazi invasion of his hometown of Prague. He escaped with his wife to Brazil, taking with him only two books: a small Jewish prayer book and Goethe's Faust. Twenty-six years later, in 1965, Flusser would publish The History of the Devil, and it is the essence of those two books that haunts his own. From that time his life as a philosopher was born. While Flusser would later garner attention in Europe and elsewhere as a thinker of media culture, The History of the Devil is considered by many to be his first significant work, containing nascent forms of t.

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