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Toward the postmodern / Jean-Francois Lyotard ; edited by Robert Harvey and Mark S. Roberts
Bib ID 2597587
Format BookBook
Author
Lyotard, Jean Francois
 
Uniform Title Essays. English. Selections
Description Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Humanities Press, 1993 
xvii, 256 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0391037587
0391038907 (paperback)
Series

Philosophy and literary theory.

Summary

Toward the Postmodern contains thirteen of Jean-Francois Lyotard's most representative essays on literature, aesthetics, and the psycho-political dimensions of discourse. These compelling essays, selected in consultation with the author and arranged chronologically, give a clear view of Lyotard's trajectory over the past three decades. They will enable Lyotard's English-speaking audience to comprehend the range of his principal preoccupations both before and after his engagement with the debate over the postmodern, and also to appreciate the polemical vigor of his aesthetic critique. Toward the Postmodern contains several previously untranslated essays and two unpublished recent studies. Edited with a perceptive introduction, a comprehensive current bibliography, and a thorough index, this volume will be an invaluable tool for both students and researchers.

Full contents
  • Pt. 1. The Libidinal. 1. The Psychoanalytic Approach to Artistic and Literary Expression. 2. On a Figure of Discourse. 3. Jewish Oedipus. 4. "A Few Words to Sing"
  • Pt. 2. The Pagan. 5. On the Strength of the Weak. 6. Humor in Semiotheology. 7. Futility in Revolution. 8. Retortion in Theopolitics. 9. False Flights in Literature
  • Pt. 3. The Intractable. 10. The Survivor. 11. On What Is "Art" 12. Prescription. 13. Return upon the Return.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-244) and index.

Subjects Postmodernism.
Other authors/contributors Roberts, Mark S  |  Harvey, Robert, 1951-

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