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Idling the engine : linguistic skepticism in and around Cortazar, Kafka, and Joyce

Author: E Joseph Sharkey
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2006.
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Some of the important literary works of the twentieth century wrestle with a distrust of language - born of an untenable skepticism that insists on the manufacture of doubts, where doubts are  Read more...

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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sharkey, E. Joseph, 1968-
Idling the engine.
Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005011467
(OCoLC)59711922
Named Person: Julio Cortázar; Franz Kafka; James Joyce; Julio Cortázar; James Joyce; Franz Kafka; Julio Cortázar; James Joyce; Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka; James Joyce; Julio Cortázar
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E Joseph Sharkey
ISBN: 9780813216560 0813216567
OCLC Number: 630329759
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 283 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abbreviations""; ""1. Introduction: Paradise Lost as an Allegory of Finitude""; ""The Skeptical Threat in Paradise Lost""; ""Paradise Lost in Light of Gadamer and Wittgenstein: Idling the Engine""; ""Conclusion""; ""2. Skeptical Self-Contradiction in Hopscotch: Knowing, Being, Reading, Writing""; ""The Self-Contradiction of Cortázar�s “Active Spectator�: How to Know? How to Be?""; ""The Confused Hermeneutics of Hopscotch: How to Read? How to Write?""; ""Conclusion""; ""3. Kafka, Wittgenstein, and the Limits of Language"" ""Wittgensteinian Skepticism in The Castle: Inside and Outside the Language-Game at Once""""“On Parables�: The Value of Already Knowing That the Incomprehensible Is Incomprehensible""; ""Conclusion""; ""4. The Skeptic and the Hermeneut in Joyce""; ""Stephen�s Rejection of Finitude""; ""Bloom�s Finite Existence and Hermeneutical Aesthetic, Bloomitas ""; ""Conclusion: Joyce�s Choices""; ""5. Conclusion: Joyce�s Teacup""; ""Works Cited""; ""Index""
Responsibility: E. Joseph Sharkey.
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