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The Resource The fire and the tale, Giorgio Agamben ; translated by Lorenzo Chiesa

The fire and the tale, Giorgio Agamben ; translated by Lorenzo Chiesa

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The fire and the tale
Title
The fire and the tale
Statement of responsibility
Giorgio Agamben ; translated by Lorenzo Chiesa
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"What is at stake in literature? Can we identify the fire that our stories have lost, but that they strive, at all costs, to rediscover? And what is the philosopher's stone that writers, with the passion of alchemists, struggle to forge in their word furnaces? For Giorgio Agamben, who suggests that the parable is the secret model of all narrative, every act of creation tenaciously resists creation, thereby giving each work its strength and grace. The ten essays brought together here cover works by figures ranging from Aristotle to Paul Klee and illustrate what urgently drives Agamben's current research. As is often the case with his writings, their especial focus is the mystery of literature, of reading and writing, and of language as a laboratory for conceiving an ethico-political perspective that places us beyond sovereign power." --Amazon.com
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CSt/DLC
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1942-
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Agamben, Giorgio
Dewey number
801/.93
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
LC call number
PN45
LC item number
.A25813 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Chiesa, Lorenzo
Series statement
Meridian: crossing aesthetics
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  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Literature
Label
The fire and the tale, Giorgio Agamben ; translated by Lorenzo Chiesa
Instantiates
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Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Italian in 2014 under the title Il fuoco e il racconto."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fire and the tale -- Mysterium burocraticum -- Parable and kingdom -- What is the act of creation? -- Vortexes -- In the name of what? -- Easter in Egypt -- On the difficulty of reading -- From the book to the screen: the before and the after of the book -- Opus Alchymicum
Control code
957554801
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780804798716
Lccn
2016039696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957554801
Label
The fire and the tale, Giorgio Agamben ; translated by Lorenzo Chiesa
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Italian in 2014 under the title Il fuoco e il racconto."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fire and the tale -- Mysterium burocraticum -- Parable and kingdom -- What is the act of creation? -- Vortexes -- In the name of what? -- Easter in Egypt -- On the difficulty of reading -- From the book to the screen: the before and the after of the book -- Opus Alchymicum
Control code
957554801
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780804798716
Lccn
2016039696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957554801

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