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The Resource Möbian Nights : reading literature and darkness, Sandor Goodhart

Möbian Nights : reading literature and darkness, Sandor Goodhart

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Möbian Nights : reading literature and darkness
Title
Möbian Nights
Title remainder
reading literature and darkness
Statement of responsibility
Sandor Goodhart
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Möbian Nights: Literary Reading in a Time of Crisis develops a new understanding of literary reading: that in the wake of disasters like the Holocaust, death remains a premise of our experience rather than a future. Challenging customary "aesthetic" assumptions that we write in order not to die, Sandor Goodhart suggests (with Kafka) we write to die. Drawing upon analyses developed by Girard, Foucault, Blanchot, and Levinas (along with examples from Homer to Beckett), Möbian Nights proposes that all literature works "autobiographically", which is to say, in the wake of disaster; with the credo "I died; therefore, I am"; and for which the language of topology (for example, the "Möbius strip") offers a vocabulary for naming the "deep structure" of such literary, critical, and scriptural sacrificial and anti-sacrificial dynamics."--
  • "Utilizing insights drawn from mathematical topology, from French critical theory and literature, and from Holocaust studies, Sandor Goodhart articulates a new understanding of the relation of literary reading to disaster"--
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DLC
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Goodhart, Sandor
Dewey number
801/.95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN81
LC item number
.G627 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Violence, desire, and the sacred
Series volume
vol. 6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • Disasters in literature
  • Crises in literature
  • Death in literature
  • RELIGION
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Crisis in literature
  • Criticism
  • Death in literature
  • Disasters in literature
Label
Möbian Nights : reading literature and darkness, Sandor Goodhart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Möbian turns : difference as continuity -- 1. After the tragic vision : Krieger and criticism, Lentricchia and crisis -- 2. Disfiguring de man : literature, history, and collaboration -- 3. Witnessing the impossible : Laub, Felman, and the trauma of testimony -- 4. Documenting fiction : Kolitz, van Beeck, Levinas, and Holocaust witness -- 5. "And darkness upon the face of the deep" : counter-redemptive hermeneutics in Wiesel, Mauriac, Cayrol, Blanchot, Levinas, and Genesis 1 -- 6. Criticism, literature, and the Möbian -- 7. Literarary reading, the Möbian, and the posthumous -- Conclusion: versions of night : reading literature and darkness bibliography -- Index
Control code
985966577
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 329 pages
Isbn
9781501326936
Lccn
2017002516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027423747
System control number
(OCoLC)985966577
Label
Möbian Nights : reading literature and darkness, Sandor Goodhart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Möbian turns : difference as continuity -- 1. After the tragic vision : Krieger and criticism, Lentricchia and crisis -- 2. Disfiguring de man : literature, history, and collaboration -- 3. Witnessing the impossible : Laub, Felman, and the trauma of testimony -- 4. Documenting fiction : Kolitz, van Beeck, Levinas, and Holocaust witness -- 5. "And darkness upon the face of the deep" : counter-redemptive hermeneutics in Wiesel, Mauriac, Cayrol, Blanchot, Levinas, and Genesis 1 -- 6. Criticism, literature, and the Möbian -- 7. Literarary reading, the Möbian, and the posthumous -- Conclusion: versions of night : reading literature and darkness bibliography -- Index
Control code
985966577
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 329 pages
Isbn
9781501326936
Lccn
2017002516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027423747
System control number
(OCoLC)985966577

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