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Aesthetics of negativity

Author: William S Allen
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2016.
Series: Perspectives in continental philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A rigorous and many-layered study of the works of Blanchot and Adorno in terms of the relation between negativity and autonomy in the work of art with particular reference to literature, which yields a thinking of materiality in language as an ambiguous force of critique and innovation.
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Allen, William S., 1971-
Aesthetics of negativity.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015034483
(OCoLC)918594144
Named Person: Maurice Blanchot; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Maurice Blanchot
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William S Allen
ISBN: 9780823269334 0823269337 9780823269327 0823269329 9780823269310 0823269310
OCLC Number: 964551448
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Abbreviations 1 Abstract and Concrete Modernity The Language of the Everyday Part I: Contre-Temps 2. Autonomous Literature: The Manifesto and the Novel The Formative Drive after Kant, -- Benjamin's Historical Critique of the Novel, -- Hegel and the Ambivalence of Prose 3. The Obscurities of Artistic Innovation Blanchot on the New Music -- Adorno's Notion of Aesthetic Material Part II: Negative Spaces 4. Dead Transcendence: Blanchot, Paulhan, Kafka Transdescendence of the Writer, -- Negating Transcendence, 5. An Image of Thought in Thomas l'Obscur The Idea of Literature as Force of Repulsion -- Recapitulation: Bataille and Klossowski, 6. Indifferent Reading in Aminadab Mallarme and the Space of Writing -- Material Vision, Imaginary Space, Part III: Material Ambiguity 7. The Language-Like Quality of the Artwork Mimetic Identity and the Dialectics of Semblance -- The Form of Linguisticality in Language, 8. The Possibility of Speculative Writing Hegel, Blanchot, and the Work of Writing -- Serial Hiatus Form in Holderlin, -- Linguistic Works of Art, Part IV: Grey Literature 9. Echo Location: Beckett's Comment c'est 10. The Negativity of Thinking through Language Appendix: Thomas l'Obscur, Chapter One Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Perspectives in continental philosophy.
Responsibility: William S. Allen.

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