Silence in Modern Literature and Philosophy

Silence in Modern Literature and Philosophy
Author: Thomas Gould
Pages: 199
ISBN: 9783319934792
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Release: 2018-07-12
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book discusses the elusive centrality of silence in modern literature and philosophy, focusing on the writing and theory of Jean-Luc Nancy and Roland Barthes, the prose of Samuel Beckett, and the poetry of Wallace Stevens. It suggests that silence is best understood according to two categories: apophasis and reticence. Apophasis is associated with theology, and relates to a silence of ineffability and transcendence; reticence is associated with phenomenology, and relates to a silence of listenership and speechlessness. In a series of diverse though interrelated readings, the study examines figures of broken silence and silent voice in the prose of Samuel Beckett, the notion of shared silence in Jean-Luc Nancy and Roland Barthes, and ways in which the poetry of Wallace Stevens mounts lyrical negotiations with forms of unsayability and speechlessness.

Silence and Subject in Modern Literature

Silence and Subject in Modern Literature
Author: U. Olsson
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781137350992
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Release: 2013-10-10
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why does interrogation silence its object and not make it speak? Silence vs speech is a central issue in classical and modern literary works. This book studies literary representations of the power relations in which we are forced to speak using a range of texts ranging from the modern crime novel, via classics, to avant-garde plays.

Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought

Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought
Author: Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781135021177
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Release: 2013-11-26
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presenting an engaging reflection on the work of prominent modern Iranian literary artists in exchange with contemporary Continental literary criticism and philosophy, this book tracks the idea of silence – through the prism of poetics, dreaming, movement, and the body – across the textual imaginations of both Western and Middle Eastern authors. Through this comparative nexus, it explores the overriding relevance of silence in modern thought, relating the single concept of "the radical unspoken" to the multiple registers of critical theory and postcolonial writing. In this book, the theoretical works of Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Gaston Bachelard, Antonin Artaud, and Gilles Deleuze are placed into a charged global dialogue with the literary-poetic writings of Sadeq Hedayat, Ahmad Shamlu, Nima Yushij, Esmail Kho’i, and Forugh Farrokhzad. It also examines a vast spectrum of thematic dimensions including disaster, exhaustion, eternity, wandering, insurrection, counter-history, abandonment, forgetting, masking, innocence, exile, vulnerability, desire, excess, secrecy, formlessness, ecstasy, delirium, and apocalypse. Providing comparative criticism that traces some of the most compelling intersections and divergences between Western and Middle Eastern thought, this book is of interest to academics of modern Persian literature, postcolonial studies, Continental philosophy, and Middle Eastern studies.

Silence in Philosophy Literature and Art

Silence in Philosophy  Literature  and Art
Author: Steven Bindeman
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9789004352582
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Release: 2017-08-14
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Silence in Philosophy, Literature, and Art demonstrates how silence as a form of indirect discourse provides us with access to hitherto inaccessible aspects of human experience.

Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought

Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought
Author: Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781135021184
Available:
Release: 2013-11-26
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presenting an engaging reflection on the work of prominent modern Iranian literary artists in exchange with contemporary Continental literary criticism and philosophy, this book tracks the idea of silence – through the prism of poetics, dreaming, movement, and the body – across the textual imaginations of both Western and Middle Eastern authors. Through this comparative nexus, it explores the overriding relevance of silence in modern thought, relating the single concept of "the radical unspoken" to the multiple registers of critical theory and postcolonial writing. In this book, the theoretical works of Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Gaston Bachelard, Antonin Artaud, and Gilles Deleuze are placed into a charged global dialogue with the literary-poetic writings of Sadeq Hedayat, Ahmad Shamlu, Nima Yushij, Esmail Kho’i, and Forugh Farrokhzad. It also examines a vast spectrum of thematic dimensions including disaster, exhaustion, eternity, wandering, insurrection, counter-history, abandonment, forgetting, masking, innocence, exile, vulnerability, desire, excess, secrecy, formlessness, ecstasy, delirium, and apocalypse. Providing comparative criticism that traces some of the most compelling intersections and divergences between Western and Middle Eastern thought, this book is of interest to academics of modern Persian literature, postcolonial studies, Continental philosophy, and Middle Eastern studies.

The Reading of Silence

The Reading of Silence
Author: Patricia Ondek Laurence
Pages: 241
ISBN: 0804721793
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Release: 1991
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a study of Virginia Woolf's lifelong preoccupation with silence and the barrier between the sayable and the unsayable. Using a wide range of thinkers from Kierkegaard to Kristeva and Derrida, Laurence demonstrates convincingly that Woolf was the first modern woman novelist to practice silence in her writing and that, in so doing, she created a new language of the mind and changed the metaphor of silence from one of absence or oppression to one of presence and strength. It suggests new directions for Woolf criticism.

This Silence Must Now Speak

This Silence Must Now Speak
Author: T. Altizer
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781137522498
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Release: 2016-04-30
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In these letters to friends and colleagues spanning around twenty years, renowned radical theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer offers a series of meditative mini-essays on religious, theological, political, and philosophical matters that are central and vital to our contemporary era.

Silence in Modern Irish Literature

Silence in Modern Irish Literature
Author: Anonim
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9789004342743
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Release: 2017-04-06
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Silence in Modern Irish Writing examines the meanings and forms of silence in Irish poetry, fiction and drama in modern times. These are discussed in psychological, ethical, topographical, spiritual and aesthetic terms.

Sounding Silence

Sounding Silence
Author: David Nowell Smith
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780823251537
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Release: 2013-09-02
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sounding/Silence argues for the significance Martin Heidegger's writing on poetry for the discipline of poetics. Focusing on Heidegger's accounts of rhythm, metaphor, the relation between text and reader, and the relation between philosophy and poetry, Nowell Smith ultimately outlines a 'poetics of limit' that reaches beyond Heidegger's own thinking.

Silence and Subject in Modern Literature

Silence and Subject in Modern Literature
Author: U. Olsson
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781137350992
Available:
Release: 2013-10-10
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why does interrogation silence its object and not make it speak? Silence vs speech is a central issue in classical and modern literary works. This book studies literary representations of the power relations in which we are forced to speak using a range of texts ranging from the modern crime novel, via classics, to avant-garde plays.

The Silence of Animals

The Silence of Animals
Author: John Gray
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780141969022
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Release: 2013-02-28
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The powerful, beautiful and chilling sequel to the bestselling Straw Dogs John Gray draws on an extraordinary array of memoirs, poems, fiction and philosophy to make us re-imagine our place in the world. Writers as varied as Ballard, Borges, Freud and Conrad are mesmerised by forms of human extremity - experiences on the outer edge of the possible, or which tip into fantasy and myth. What happens to us when we starve, when we fight, when we are imprisoned? And how do our imaginations leap into worlds way beyond our real experience? The Silence of Animals is consistently fascinating, filled with unforgettable images and a delight in the conundrum of our existence - an existence which we decorate with countless myths and ideas, where we twist and turn to avoid acknowledging that we too are animals, separated from the others perhaps only by our self-conceit. In the Babel we have created for ourselves, it is the silence of animals that both reproaches and bewitches us. Reviews: 'The Silence of Animals is a new kind of book from Gray, a sort of poetic reverie on the human state, on the state, that is, of the human animal ... He blends lyricism with wisdom, humour with admonition, nay-saying with affirmation, making in the process a marvellous statement of what it is to be both an animal and a human in the strange, terrifying and exquisite world into which we straw dogs find ourselves thrown' John Banville, Guardian 'Interesting, original and memorable ... The Silence of Animals is a beautifully written book, the product of a strongly questioning mind. It is effectively an anthology with detailed commentary, setting out one rich and suggestive episode after another' Philip Hensher, Spectator About the author: John Gray has been Professor of Politics at Oxford University, Visiting Professor at Harvard and Yale and Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. He now writes full time. His books include False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals and The Immortalization Commission: The Strange Quest to Cheat Death. His selected writings, Gray's Anatomy, was published in 2009.

Seeing Silence

Seeing Silence
Author: Mark C. Taylor
Pages: 317
ISBN: 9780226693521
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Release: 2020-08-13
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“To hear silence is to find stillness in the midst of the restlessness that makes creative life possible and the inescapability of death acceptable.” So writes Mark C. Taylor in his latest book, a philosophy of silence for our nervous, chattering age. How do we find silence—and more importantly, how do we understand it—amid the incessant buzz of the networks that enmesh us? Have we forgotten how to listen to each other, to recognize the virtues of modesty and reticence, and to appreciate the resonance of silence? Are we less prepared than ever for the ultimate silence that awaits us all? Taylor wants us to pause long enough to hear what is not said and to attend to what remains unsayable. In his account, our way to hearing silence is, paradoxically, to see it. He explores the many variations of silence by considering the work of leading modern and postmodern visual artists, including Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, James Turrell, and Anish Kapoor. Developing the insights of philosophers, theologians, writers, and composers, Taylor weaves a rich narrative modeled on the Stations of the Cross. His chapter titles suggest our positions toward silence: Without. Before. From. Beyond. Against. Within. Between. Toward. Around. With. In. Recasting Hegel’s phenomenology of spirit and Kierkegaard’s stages on life’s way, Taylor translates the traditional Via Dolorosa into a Nietzschean Via Jubilosa that affirms light in the midst of darkness. Seeing Silence is a thoughtful meditation that invites readers to linger long enough to see silence, and, in this way, perhaps to hear once again the wordless Word that once was named “God.”

Philosophic Silence and the One in Plotinus

Philosophic Silence and the    One  in Plotinus
Author: Nicholas Banner
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9781107154629
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Release: 2018-03-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores a central paradox in Plotinus' work: Plotinus writes about the One, which he tells us is ineffable.

Phenomenology Modernism and Beyond

Phenomenology  Modernism and Beyond
Author: Carole Bourne-Taylor,Ariane Mildenberg
Pages: 390
ISBN: 3039114093
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Release: 2010
Editor: Peter Lang
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the first stirrings of modernism to contemporary poetics, the modernist aesthetic project could be described as a form of phenomenological reduction that attempts to return to the invisible and unsayable foundations of human perception and expression, prior to objective points of view and scientific notions. It is this aspect of modernism that this book brings to the fore. The essays presented here bring into focus the contemporary face of ongoing debates about phenomenology and modernism. The contributors forcefully underline the intertwining of modernism and phenomenology and the extent to which the latter offers a clue to the former. The book presents the viewpoints of a range of internationally distinguished critics and scholars, with diverse but closely related essays covering a wide range of fields, including literature, architecture, philosophy and musicology. The collection addresses critical questions regarding the relationship between phenomenology and modernism, with reference to thinkers such as Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Martin Heidegger, Michel Henry and Paul Ricoeur. By examining the contemporary philosophical debates, this cross-disciplinary body of research reveals the pervasive and far-reaching influence of phenomenology, which emerges as a heuristic method to articulate modernist aesthetic concerns.

The Silent God

The Silent God
Author: M.C.A. Korpel,Johannes C. de Moor
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9789004206564
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Release: 2011-03-24
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Like the biblical Job, many people suffer under the silence of God. This book shows that it is enlightening to retrace the origins of the concept of divine speech and silence in the ancient Near East and Greece.

American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s

American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s
Author: Vincent B. Leitch
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781135217990
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Release: 2009-09-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s fully updates Vincent B. Leitch’s classic book, American Literary Criticism from the 30s to the 80s following the development of the American academy right up to the present day. Updated throughout and with a brand new chapter, this second edition: provides a critical history of American literary theory and practice, discussing the impact of major schools and movements examines the social and cultural background to literary research, considering the role of key theories and practices provides profiles of major figures and influential texts, outlining the connections among theorists presents a new chapter on developments since the 1980s, including discussions of feminist, queer, postcolonial and ethnic criticism. Comprehensive and engaging, this book offers a crucial overview of the development of literary studies in American universities, and a springboard to further research for all those interested in the development and study of Literature.

Trial of Silence

Trial of Silence
Author: Diane Haun
Pages: 654
ISBN: 9781491714058
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Release: 2013-12-17
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 1st trial of silence is history. Jurors have gone home satisfied with their contribution. Zachariah found a host mother for his child and the assassin’s sister decides to join the UN team while one of theirs goes rogue. The twins have to say adios to their famous father. While Sean enjoys a chair on the Junta, Iris visits the psychiatric wing of the UN Hospital, for a rest. Sean must break his silence to release her. Did Rutledge escape UN destruction of the space station? If so, he will be a big Junta headache i.e. numerous progeny and a gigantic fortune, in which he erroneously included Iris, ignorant of what she signed. If he shows, Zachariah has plans for the once famous attorney: a visit to families of those he destroyed. Iris suggests the indignity of a 2nd TOS trial, his infamy judged by an International UN Tribunal.

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe
Author: Merry E. Wiesner
Pages: 325
ISBN: 0521778220
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Release: 2000-07-03
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a major new textbook, designed for students in all disciplines seeking an introduction to the very latest research on all aspects of women's lives in Europe from 1500 to 1750, and on the development of the notions of masculinity and femininity. The coverage is geographically broad, ranging from Spain to Scandinavia, and from Russia to Ireland, and the topics investigated include the female life-cycle, literacy, women's economic role, sexuality, artistic creations, female piety - and witchcraft - and the relationship between gender and power. To aid students each chapter contains extensive notes on further reading (but few footnotes), and the approach throughout is designed to render the subject in as accessible and stimulating manner as possible. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe is suitable for usage on numerous courses in women's history, early modern European history, and comparative history.

It s Silence Soundly

It s Silence  Soundly
Author: John McGreal
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781785892233
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Release: 2016-04-21
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It’s Silence, Soundly, It’s Nothing, Seriously and It’s Absence, Presently, continue The ‘It’ Series published by Matador since The Book of It (2010). They constitute another stage in an artistic journey exploring the visual and audial dialectic of mark, word and image that began over 25 years ago. In their aesthetic form the books are a decentred trilogy united together in a new concept of The Bibliograph. All three present this new aesthetic object, which transcends the narrow limits of the academic bibliography. The alphabetical works also share a tripartite structure and identical length. The Bibliograph itself is characterised by its strategic place within each book as a whole as well as by the complex variations in meaning of the dominant motifs – nothing/ness, absence and silence – which recur throughout the alphabetical entries that constitute the elements of each text. It’s Nothing, Seriously, for example, addresses the amusing paradox that so much continues to be written today about – nothing! The aleatory character of the entries in the texts encourage the modern reader to reflect on each theme and to read them in a new way. The reader is invited as well to examine their various inter-textual relations across given conventional boundaries in the arts and sciences at several levels of physical, psychical & social reproduction.

Rethinking the Mind Body Relationship in Early Modern Literature Philosophy and Medicine

Rethinking the Mind Body Relationship in Early Modern Literature  Philosophy  and Medicine
Author: Charis Charalampous
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781317584209
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Release: 2015-08-20
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book explores a neglected feature of intellectual history and literature in the early modern period: the ways in which the body was theorized and represented as an intelligent cognitive agent, with desires, appetites, and understandings independent of the mind. It considers the works of early modern physicians, thinkers, and literary writers who explored the phenomenon of the independent and intelligent body. Charalampous rethinks the origin of dualism that is commonly associated with Descartes, uncovering hitherto unknown lines of reception regarding a form of dualism that understands the body as capable of performing complicated forms of cognition independently of the mind. The study examines the consequences of this way of thinking about the body for contemporary philosophy, theology, and medicine, opening up new vistas of thought against which to reassess perceptions of what literature can be thought and felt to do. Sifting and assessing this evidence sheds new light on a range of historical and literary issues relating to the treatment, perception, and representation of the human body. This book examines the notion of the thinking body across a wide range of genres, topics, and authors, including Montaigne’s Essays, Spenser’s allegorical poetry, Donne’s metaphysical poetry, tragic dramaturgy, Shakespeare, and Milton’s epic poetry and shorter poems. It will be essential for those studying early modern literature, cognition, and the body.