Mobian Nights Hardback

Literary Reading in a Time of Crisis

by Sandor Goodhart;

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Mobian Nights

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"I died at Auschwitz," French writer Charlotte Delbo asserts, "and nobody knows it." Mobian Nights: Literary Reading in a Time of Crisis develops a new understanding of literary reading: that in the wake of disasters like the Holocaust, death remains a premise of our experience rather than a future. Challenging customary "aesthetic" assumptions that we write in order not to die, Sandor Goodhart suggests (with Kafka) we write to die. Drawing upon analyses developed by Girard, Foucault, Blanchot, and Levinas (along with examples from Homer to Beckett), Mobian Nights proposes that all literature works "autobiographically", which is to say, in the wake of disaster; with the credo "I died; therefore, I am"; and for which the language of topology (for example, the "Mobius strip") offers a vocabulary for naming the "deep structure" of such literary, critical, and scriptural sacrificial and anti-sacrificial dynamics.

Mobian Nights by Sandor Goodhart was published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc in June 2017. The ISBN for Mobian Nights is 9781501326936.

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Details for Mobian Nights

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc (June 2017)
Number of Pages288
Thickness28 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4488620
Page last updated 22nd May 2018
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