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Writing, the political test

Author: Claude Lefort
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000.
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
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Illuminates the process by which writers negotiate difficult path to free themselves from the ideological and contextual traps that would doom their attempts to articulate a new vision. This book  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lefort, Claude.
Writing, the political test.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606375110
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Lefort
ISBN: 0822324849 9780822324843 0822325209 9780822325208
OCLC Number: 42667982
Description: xlii, 312 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Interposed Body: George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four --
Humanism and Anti-Humanism: Homage to Salman Rushdie --
Tocqueville: Democracy and the Art of Writing. An Exploration of the Flesh of the Social: Note on Democracy in America. A Thinking of Contraries: Note on The Old Regime and the Revolution --
Sade: The Boudoir and the City --
Guizot: Polemical Liberalism --
Machiavelli and the Verita Effetuale --
The Idea of Humanity and the Project of Universal Peace --
The Revolution as New Religion --
Three Notes on Leo Strauss --
Dialogue with Pierre Clastres --
Philosopher? --
Reflections on the Present. Decomposition of Totalitarianism. Rebirth of Democracy? The Test of Truth.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.
Other Titles: Ecrire, à l'épreuve du politique.
Responsibility: Claude Lefort ; David Ames Curtis, translator.

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"Needless to say, Lefort's scholarship is superior; nevertheless, Writing is much more than a work of scholarship. In each of these essays, one sees a new dimension of Lefort's thought."--[RR, PP, Read more...

 
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