By Henry Sussman

ISBN-10: 082322466X

ISBN-13: 9780823224661

Today's critic has to be whatever of a thinker in addition to a poet. but her workremains specially that of the shut reader, and the emergence of the valuesembodied via the shut reader to face along these of the thinker andthe poet will be essentially the most major highbrow advancements to emergein the post-World battle II years.This publication analyzes the language poets, Deleuze and Guattari, and above allBenjamin and Derrida, to track some of the dimensions of the duty of the critic.It concludes with an important bankruptcy at the importance of Derrida's fresh workfor the conceptualization of faith, and with an Afterword studying therole of the Romantic discourse of the fragment within the archeology of all thesediscursive strands.The activity of the critic, now invited to go through the discourses ofphilosophy, poetry, and faith past that of shut interpreting, has neverbeen harder-nor have we ever been extra short of it.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Task of the Critic: Poetics, Philosophy, Religion PDF

Similar religion books

New PDF release: Who Wrote the Bible? (2nd Edition)

The modern vintage the recent York instances e-book evaluation referred to as “a thought-provoking [and] perceptive guide,” Who Wrote the Bible? by way of Richard E. Friedman is an engaging, highbrow, but hugely readable research and research into the authorship of the outdated testomony. the writer of observation at the Torah, Friedman delves deeply into the heritage of the Bible in a scholarly paintings that's as fascinating and magnificent as a superb detective novel.

Download e-book for iPad: Conversion: The Old and the New in Religion from Alexander by Arthur Darby Nock

Initially released in 1933, Conversion is a seminal learn of the psychology and conditions of conversion from approximately 500 B. C. E. to approximately four hundred A. D. A. D. Nock not just discusses early Christianity and its converts, but in addition examines non-Christian religions and philosophy, the capability wherein they attracted adherents, and the criteria influencing and restricting their luck.

Additional info for The Task of the Critic: Poetics, Philosophy, Religion

Example text

Close readers, whose fidelity to a text in question is final, nonetheless claim a freedom to situate their readings on the thresholds of different discursive registers: to wit, of ................. 29 And in the sense that their essays arise from contexts and motives that must be termed occasional, and to the degree that these writings repeatedly recur to certain authors and works that have been formative to their sensibilities, Maurice Blanchot and J. Hillis Miller perform, in vital respects, the role of critics.

I can give my whole life for another, I can offer my death to the other, but in doing this I will only be replacing or saving something partial in a particu- ................. 11311$ $CH1 04-26-05 13:50:19 PS PAGE 26 A Game of Registers 27 lar situation (there will be a nonexhaustive exchange or sacrifice, an economy of sacrifice). I know on absolute grounds and in an absolutely certain manner that I will never deliver the other from his death, from the death that affects his whole being. For these ideas concerning death are, as one well knows, motivated by Heidegger’s analysis of what he calls the Daseinsganzheit (the totality of the Dasein).

They amount to the human-generated tools or implements that facilitate the achievements of understanding and reason. It is not surprising, then, that in an enterprise tracing the highest achievements of, say, science, art, and social justice from their inbuilt human lineaments outward and upward, the hardware of logic should incorporate certain undeniably human features. 11311$ $CH1 04-26-05 13:50:16 PS PAGE 20 A Game of Registers 21 Kant, father of original genius, in this fashion anoints the speculative subject as a cyborg or bionic man or woman.

Download PDF sample

The Task of the Critic: Poetics, Philosophy, Religion by Henry Sussman

by Christopher

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 38 votes