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Mehlman, Jeffrey

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Works: 48 works in 185 publications in 4 languages and 5,434 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Humor 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Writer of accompanying material
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Publications about Jeffrey Mehlman
Publications by Jeffrey Mehlman
Most widely held works about Jeffrey Mehlman
 
Most widely held works by Jeffrey Mehlman
A structural study of autobiography : Proust, Leiris, Sartre, Lévi-Strauss by Jeffrey Mehlman( Book )
23 editions published between 1971 and 1988 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
Revolution and repetition : Marx/Hugo/Balzac by Jeffrey Mehlman( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 521 libraries worldwide
Deals mainly with Hugo's "Quatrevingt-treize" and Balzac's "Les chouans."
Émigré New York : French intellectuals in wartime Manhattan, 1940-1944 by Jeffrey Mehlman( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and French and held by 412 libraries worldwide
"Wartime New York was the city where French Symbolism, in the person of Maurice Maeterlinck, came to live out its last productive years; where French surrealism, in the person of Andre Breton, came to survive; and where French structuralism, in the person of Claude Levi-Strauss, came to be born. From the largely forgotten prewar visit to the city of Petain and Laval to the seizing, burning, and capsizing of the Normandie, France's floating museum, in the Hudson River, Jeffrey Mehlman evokes the writerly world of French Manhattan, its achievements and feuds, during one of the most vexed periods in French history."--Jacket
Legacies of anti-semitism in France by Jeffrey Mehlman( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 411 libraries worldwide
These four essays - on Blanchot, Lacan, Giraudoux, and Gide - have as their focus the barely imaginable coherence which the writings of four major contemporaries take on when read in the light of France's pre-World War II heritage of anti-Jewish thought. As the essays delve into such crucial topics as the inaugural silence in Blanchot's sense of literature, the "style" of Lacan, Giradoux's relation to Racine, and the sexual politics of Gide, they engage a realm that at times seems, or seemed, anti-Semetic in its essence. Negotiating the complex ramifications of a lost tradition and the structure of its obliteration, Jeffrey Mehlman, in his conclusion, speculates on the emblematic value of Walter Benjamin's perpetually deferred "journey to Palestine via France" and its import for textual interpretation. --publisher description
Genealogies of the text : literature, psychoanalysis, and politics in modern France by Jeffrey Mehlman( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
In this 1995 book, which includes a substantial introduction, Jeffrey Mehlman confronts the politically devastating resonances in the work of several leading French writers. The essays focus on the series of enigmas surrounding the 'Blanchot affair' - a scandal provoked by Mehlman's revelation in 1977 that Maurice Blanchot, one of the tutelary figures of contemporary French thought, had in the 1930s been a prominent fascist journalist. Mehlman takes the issue of Blanchot's forgotten political essays deep into the most revered - and misunderstood - of his novels, L'Arrêt de mort. Using this affair as a point of departure, Mehlman sheds light on the question of the usability of psychoanalysis for literary readings (examining, for example, Baudelaire, Mallarmé and Valéry); he also investigates the ideological and political connotations of similar literary and theoretical material. The volume as a whole provides a consistently provocative meditation on literature, ethics, and the experience of the French in World War II
Cataract, a study in Diderot by Jeffrey Mehlman( Book )
13 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Walter Benjamin for children : an essay on his radio years by Jeffrey Mehlman( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 352 libraries worldwide
In light of the legendary difficulty of Walter Benjamin's works, it is a strange and intriguing fact that from 1929 to 1933 the great critic and cultural theorist wrote - and broadcast - numerous scripts, on the order of fireside chats, for children. Invited to speak on whatever subject he considered appropriate, Benjamin talked to the children of Frankfurt and Berlin about the destruction of Pompeii, an earthquake in Lisbon, and a railroad disaster at the Firth of Tay. He spoke about bootlegging and swindling, cataclysm and suicide, Faust and Cagliostro. In this first sustained analysis of the thirty surviving scripts. Jeffrey Mehlman demonstrates how Benjamin used the unlikely forum of children's radio to pursue some of his central philosophical and theological concerns. In Walter Benjamin for Children, readers will encounter a host of intertextual surprises: an evocation of the flooding of the Mississippi informed by the argument of "The Task of the Translator"; a discussion of scams in stamp-collecting that turns into "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"; a tale of bootlegging in the American South that converges with the best of Benjamin's forays into fiction. Mehlman superimposes a dual series of texts dealing with catastrophe, on the one hand, and fraud, on the other, and allows it to resonate with the false-messianic theology of Sabbatianism as it came to focus the attention and enthusiasm of Benjamin's friend Gershom Scholem during the same years. The radio scripts for children offer an unexpected byway, on the eve of apocalypse, into Benjamin's messianic preoccupations. A child's garden of deconstruction, these twenty-minute talks - from the perspective of childhood, before an invisible audience, on whatever happened to cross the critic's mind - are also by their very nature the closest we may ever come to a transcript of a psychoanalysis of Walter Benjamin. Particularly alive to that circumstance, Mehlman explores the themes of the radio broadcasts and brilliantly illuminates their hidden connections to Benjamin's life and work. This lucid analysis brings to light some of the least researched and understood aspects of Walter Benjamin's thought. It will interest and provoke literary theorists and philosophers of culture, as well as anyone who hopes to understand one of this century's most suggestive and perplexing critics
Literary debate : texts and contexts ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
How to talk about books you haven't read by Pierre Bayard( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Pierre Bayard argues that it is actually more important to know a books role in our collective library than its details. Using examples from such writers as Graham Greene, Oscar Wilde, Montaigne, and Umberto Eco, and even the movie Groundhog Day, he describes the many varieties of non-reading and the horribly sticky social situations that might confront us, and then offers his advice on what to do. This book is a love letter to books, offering a whole new perspective on how we read and absorb them
Collaboration and resistance : French literary life under the Nazi occupation by Robert O Paxton( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Préversities : a Jacques Prévert sampler by Jacques Prévert( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
How to talk about books you haven't read by Pierre Bayard( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Offers advice to people on how to talk about books they have not read, including books they have skimmed, heard about, or read and forgotten, analyzes situations in which people might find themselves talking about books they have not read, and includes recommendations on how to resolve such social dilemmas
French Freud: structural studies in psychoanalysis ( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Cataract : a study by Diderot by Jeffrey Mehlman( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Between seduction and inspiration : man by Jean Laplanche( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Assassins of memory : essays on the denial of the Holocaust by Pierre Vidal-Naquet( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The affair : the case of Alfred Dreyfus by Jean-Denis Bredin( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Discusses the celebrated scandal that tore turn-of-the-century France apart
Adventures in the French trade : fragments toward a life by Jeffrey Mehlman( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Jeffrey Mehlman Amerikaans literatuurcriticus
Jeffrey Mehlman filósofo francés
Jeffrey Mehlman philosophe français
メ-ルマン・ジェフリ-
メールマン, ジェフリー
Languages
English (129)
French (11)
Japanese (6)
Spanish (1)
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