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...The thought of Walter Benjamin and Theodor W. Adorno has had a profound impact on the history, politics, and practice of aesthetic theory in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. While the friendship between these two German-Jewish...

In the Secret of Guilt: Punishment as Meaning

David Kleinberg-Levin

David Kleinberg-Levin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Northwestern University, USA. His books include Gestures of Ethical Life: Reading Hölderlin’s Question of Measure After Heidegger (2005); Redeeming Words and the Promise of Happiness: A Critical Theory Approach to Wallace Stevens and Vladimir Nabokov (2012); and Redeeming Words: Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Words : The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In The Origin of German Tragic Drama, Benjamin reflects on the barbarism inherent in the moral-theological construction of our “civilization.” “Fate,” he argues,is not a purely natural occurrence—no more than it is purely historical. Fate...

Prologue: Nothing … But Words

David Kleinberg-Levin

David Kleinberg-Levin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Northwestern University, USA. His books include Gestures of Ethical Life: Reading Hölderlin’s Question of Measure After Heidegger (2005); Redeeming Words and the Promise of Happiness: A Critical Theory Approach to Wallace Stevens and Vladimir Nabokov (2012); and Redeeming Words: Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Words : The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio, bilingual edition, W. S. Merwin, trans. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000), III, ll. 40–42 (pp. 24–25): Translation altered.And you have seen their fruitless longing, a longing that should have been fulfilled...

Negative Dialectics

David Kleinberg-Levin

David Kleinberg-Levin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Northwestern University, USA. His books include Gestures of Ethical Life: Reading Hölderlin’s Question of Measure After Heidegger (2005); Redeeming Words and the Promise of Happiness: A Critical Theory Approach to Wallace Stevens and Vladimir Nabokov (2012); and Redeeming Words: Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Words : The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In Negative Dialectics, Adorno sharply defines the methodology he considers to be imperative for all philosophical attempts to interpret the world in which we are living: “Dialectics is the consistent consciousness of non-identity. It does...

The Kafka Effect: Considerations on the Limits of Interpretation in Deleuze and Guattari’s Book on Kafka

Réda Bensmaïa

Réda Bensmaïa is Professor Emeritus, Formerly University Professor of French and Francophone Literature, in the Department of French Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University, USA. He has published extensively on French and Francophone literature of the 20th century as well as on film theory and contemporary philosophy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gilles Deleuze, Postcolonial Theory, and the Philosophy of Limit

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Writing is born from and deals with the acknowledged doubt of an explicit division, in sum, of the impossibility of one’s own place. It articulates an act that is constantly a beginning: the subject is never authorized by a place, it could...

In the Event of a New Word

David Kleinberg-Levin

David Kleinberg-Levin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Northwestern University, USA. His books include Gestures of Ethical Life: Reading Hölderlin’s Question of Measure After Heidegger (2005); Redeeming Words and the Promise of Happiness: A Critical Theory Approach to Wallace Stevens and Vladimir Nabokov (2012); and Redeeming Words: Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Words : The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Perhaps one of the most intriguing, but also most complex and elusive of Beckett’s stories is Ill Seen Ill Said, a tale of mourning in which, through his surrogate narrator, the writer must persistently struggle against the most adverse...

On the Translation

Silvia Panizza

Silvia Panizza is Lecturer in Ethics at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Philip Wilson

Philip Wilson is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Venice Saved

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Venice Saved and Translation Simone Weil’s Venise Sauvée, together with relevant paratextual material by her, was first published by Gallimard in 1955 and again in 1968 as part of an edition that also includes ten poems, a fairy-tale she...

Political Theology: Old Dictations, Old Knots

David Kleinberg-Levin

David Kleinberg-Levin is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Northwestern University, USA. His books include Gestures of Ethical Life: Reading Hölderlin’s Question of Measure After Heidegger (2005); Redeeming Words and the Promise of Happiness: A Critical Theory Approach to Wallace Stevens and Vladimir Nabokov (2012); and Redeeming Words: Language and the Promise of Happiness in the Stories of Döblin and Sebald (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Words : The Promise of Happiness in a Time of Mourning

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or, trans. David F. Swenson and Lillian M. Swenson (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1959), vol. II, 234.In these times, everything is political.Karl Marx, Der historische Materialismus: Die Frühschriften, ed. Siegfried...