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In the place of language : literature and the architecture of the referent

Author: Claudia Brodsky
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
The "place" in the title of Claudia Brodsky's remarkable new book is the intersection of language with building, the marking, for future reference, of material constructions in the world. The "referent" Brodsky describes is not something first found in nature and then named but a thing whose own origin joins language with materiality, a thing marked as it is made to begin with. In the Place of Language: Literature  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lacour, Claudia Brodsky, 1955-
In the place of language.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009003283
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Brodsky
ISBN: 9780823235285 0823235289 9780823246748 0823246744 1282698958 9781282698956 9780823237753 0823237753 9786612698958 6612698950 0823230023 9780823230020
OCLC Number: 647876413
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 171 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Signs Of Place --
Referent and Annihilation: "X" Marks the Spot --
Theory of Appropriation: Rousseau, Schmitt, and Kant --
"Sovereignty" over Language: Of Lice and Men --
Goethe after Lanzmann: Literature Represents "X" --
pt. 1: Goethe's Timelessness --
Faust's Building: Theory as Practice --
Faust's and Heidegger's Technology: Building as Poiesis --
In the Place of Language --
"Time Refound" --
pt. 2: Built Time --
Building, Story, and Image --
Benjamin's and Goethe's Passagen: Ottilie under Glass --
Nature in Pieces --
"Superfluous Stones" --
"Stones for Thought" --
Kant's and Goethe's Schatzkammer: Buried Time --
Afterword Gravity: Metaphysics of the Referent.
Responsibility: Claudia Brodsky.
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Analyzes what remains of actions that attempt to take the place of language: the enduring, if intermittently obscured bases, of theoretical reflection itself. In this title, the author describes is  Read more...


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Beyond its stunning synthesis of philosophy and literature this book offers fresh readings of Goethe's two currently most discussed works. * -Modern Language Quarterly * Building on Brodsky's earlier Read more...

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