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Cocks, Joan E.
Draws together elements from Marxism, analytical philosophy, post-structuralism and post-colonial criticism to analyse cultural domination, opposition and the ways in which power and eroticism interact in the realm of sex and gender. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of women's studies, social and political theory, philosophy, literary theory, cultural studies. 245pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Corners of covers slightly creased. Fading to spine.
Routledge, 1989, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415032067
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Inventory #25070
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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Unseld, Siegfried
Poet and natural philosopher, critic and raconteur, Goethe was the most commanding literary presence of his time. This text organizes the many details of Goethe's career in print. Director of the German publishing company Suhrkamp Verlag, Siegfried Unseld brings a singular perspective to this biography, focusing our attention on an essential component of Goethe's literary endeavors: his relationship to his publishers. Carefully examining each work, Unseld covers the range of Goethe's oeuvre, from first anonymous publications to eventual monumental editions brought out by Johann Friedrich Cotta, the most renowned publisher of his day. 372pp. N.B. Slight scratches to spine edge of rear board. Corners slightly bumped. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
The University of Chicago Press, 1996, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0226841901
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Inventory #27912
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Meaney, Gerardine
Previous owners inscription to ffep."(Un)like Subjects" aims to present a significant new model for the relationship between women and writing; and theory and fiction. Gerardine Meaney addresses the issues of style and female relationships which have preoccupied the three most influential French feminist theorists and three contemporary women novelists. Meaney traces the connections between the theorists, Helene Cixous, Luce Irigaray and Julia Kristeva, and the literary practitioners, Doris Lessing, Muriel Spark and Angela Carter. Her reading of the work of these six women writers traces a new vision of femininity as expressed through literature, and demonstrates how theoretical and literary texts can reflect and illuminate each other. "(Un)like Subjects" is a book designed to provide readers with a new way forward in theorizing femininity. Opening up a relatively unexplored method of argument, it could be central to future discussions on the relationships within and between women's writings.255pp.
Routledge, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415070996
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Inventory #25446
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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Ree, Jonathan
The stunning debut of Jonathan Ree, the Simon Schama of philosophy. 'I See A Voice is a joy to read: bold, crisp in style, effortlessly erudite, slyly humorous, passionate and humane.' Roy Porter, Independent 'Ree writes with such clarity and elegance that his prose is a pleasure to read. His exploration of the world of the deaf demonstrates that their tragic deprivation of one sense illumines our understanding of the others. His study of sign language gives us unparalleled insight into the nature of spoken language! this book is not only a fascinating history of the belated correction of our misperceptions of the deaf, but a demonstration that philosophy really can advance our understanding of the world and ourselves.' Anthony Storr, Literary Review 'Some philosophers take difficulty and try to make it simple, but Ree takes what is apparently mundane and undeniably everyday and makes it hard and wonderful. Reading his book, I had to sit at a table, with a pen and notebook, jotting down things I had never thought about before -- asking myself how it was that I had lived with this commonsense all my life, yet never been in possession of its meanings! Ree treats philosophy the way Adam Phillips treats psychoanalysis: he scrutinises the everyday and the commonplace and charges them with significance. Psychoanalysis and the writings of Freud flood into his text, along with the poetry of Wordsworth, the writings of Proust, his own poignant memories of things past. The melancholy richness of his writing soaks up the culture of the late twentieth century: its emphasis on subjectivity and uncertainity; its sense of the individual; its receptivity to other forms; its confessionalism and belief in self scrutiny! in his passionate, fascinating philosophical history of language, deafness and the senses.' 399pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Flamingo, 2000, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0006550584
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Inventory #26089
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Ohana, David
In the turbulent period between 1870 and 1930, the contours on modernity were taking shape, especially the connections between technology, politics and aesthetics. The trilogy "The Nihilist Order" traces the genealogy of the nihilist-totalitarian syndrome. Until now, nihilism and totalitarianism were considered opposites: one an orderless state of affairs, the other a strict regimented order. On closer scrutiny, however, a surprising affinity can be found between these two concepts that dominated the history of the first half of the twentieth century. Starting with Nietzsche's philosophy, this book traces the development of an intellectual school characterised by the paradoxical dual purpose of a wish to destroy, coupled with a strong desire to create imposing structures. This explosive combination of nihilist leanings together with a craving for totalitarianism was an ideal of philosophers, cultural critics, political theorists, engineers, architects and aesthetes long before it materialised in flesh and blood, not only in technology, but also in fascism, Nazism, bolshevism and radical European political movements. Friedrich Nietzsche, Georges Sorel, the Italian Futurists, led by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and Ernst Junger were all well-known intellectual and cultural figures. Here they are seen and understood in a different light, as creators of a modern political mythology that became a source of inspiration for belligerent ideological camps. Among the ideas propagated by this school, and later adopted by totalitarian regimes, were historical nihilism, a revolt against the rationalistic and universalistic pretensions of the Enlightenment, an affirmation of the dynamism of modern life, and the replacement of the traditional Judeo-Christian values of good and evil by other dualities such as authenticity and decadence. Concurrently there took place affirmation of the technological era, the creation of a 'new man' and a violent order, and the birth of a new political style in place of traditional world-views. When channeled into the political sphere, these aesthetic nihilist ideas paved the way for the rise of totalitarianism. 221pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2009, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845192891
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Inventory #20410
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.60 approx. - € 34.80 approx.)
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