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On Jean Améry : philosophy of catastrophe

Author: Magdalena Żółkoś
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On Jean Améry provides a comprehensive discussion of one of the most challenging and complex post-Holocaust thinkers, Jean Améry (1912-1978), a Jewish-Austrian-Belgian essayist, journalist and literary author. In the English-speaking world Améry is known for his poignant publication, At the Mind's Limits, a narrative of exile, dispossession, torture, and Auschwitz. In recent years, there has been a renewed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zolkos, Magdalena.
On Jean Amery : Philosophy of Catastrophe.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2011
Named Person: Jean Améry; Jean Améry
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Magdalena Żółkoś
ISBN: 9780739147672 0739147676
OCLC Number: 778339882
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 319 pages) : illustrations
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: The Wounded Subject,Anagram: On the Philosophy of "Subjectivity After Auschwitz" in Amery's WorkChapter 2: Contemplating Jean Amery's Loss of TranscendenceChapter 3: Amery's Body: "My Calamity . . . My Physical and Metaphysical Dignity"Chapter 4: Politics and Personal Responsibility: Reflections on Jean Amery and Hannah ArendtChapter 5: Resentment and Recognition: Toward a New Conception of Humanity in Amery's At the Mind's LimitsChapter 6: Imposition, or Writing from the Void: Pathos and Pathology in AmeryChapter 7: Ver-rucktes Universe of Torture: Amery and BatailleChapter 8: Aufbrechen / Abbrechen: Autobiography, History, and Self-destruction in Jean Amery's Novel-Essay Lefeu oder der AbbruchChapter 9: "Nachdenken"Chapter 10: The Singular Case of Jean AmeryChapter 11:Sympathy for the DevilChapter 12: Saying No and Feeling Nowhere. Jean Amery's Introspection of Voluntary DeathChapter 13: Suffering and Responsibility: Between Amery and LevinasAbout the Contributors
Responsibility: edited by Magdalena Żółkoś.

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This volume offers the first English language collection of academic essays on the post-Holocaust thought of Jean Am ry, a Jewish-Austrian-Belgian essayist, journalist and literary author.  Read more...

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