Identity, Politics and the Novel

The Aesthetic Moment

Golygydd(ion) Ian Fraser

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Literary Criticism

Cyfres: Political Philosophy Now

  • Mai 2013 · 240 tudalen ·216x138mm

  • · Clawr Caled - 9780708326060

Am y llyfr

Mae’r gyfrol hon yn ymdrin â nofelau Milan Kundera, Ian McEwan, Michel Houellebecq a J. M. Coetzee, ac yn herio ein dealltwriaeth o wahanol ffurfiau ar hunaniaeth trwy lygaid theori wleidyddol, athronyddol a chymdeithasol – clasurol a chyfoes – oddi mewn i’r traddodiad esthetig Marxaidd.


"This is a brave and ambitious book that combines theoretical sophistication with a direct, positive engagement with literature. It offers a critical engagement with outstanding examples of contemporary literature, with a view to identifying how works by Kundera, McEwan, Houellebecq, and Coetzee present aspects of an aesthetic self, engendering epiphanic responses that allow for radical and intense changes in political and philosophical awareness. The readings of the novels are direct, plausible, and informed by considerable philosophical acuity. This is a book that is well worth reading."--Gary Browning, Oxford Brookes University


Introduction Part I: Milan Kundera 1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Friedrich Nietzsche and Art as Self- Creation 2. Identity: G. W. F. Hegel's Theory of Recognition Part II: Ian McEwan 3. Atonement: E. P. Thompson and Class Experience 4. Saturday: Julia Kristeva on Abjection Part III: Michel Houellebecq 5. Atomised: Henri Lefebvre and Alienation 6. Platform: Albert Camus and the Absurd Part IV: J.M. Coetzee 7. Disgrace: Thomas Aquinas and the Path to Prudence 8. Diary of a Bad Year: Theodor Adorno on Commitment 9. Conclusion: The Aesthetic Moment

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Mae Ian Fraser yn Uwch Ddarlithydd mewn Gwleidyddiaeth ym Mhrifysgol Loughborough.

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