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Expectation

Philosophy, Literature

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Expectation by Jean-Luc Nancy
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Expectation is a major volume of Jean-Luc Nancy's writings on literature, written across three decades but, for the most part, previously unavailable in English. More substantial than literary criticism, these essays collectively negotiate literature's relation to philosophy. Nancy pursues such questions as literature's claims to truth, the status of narrative, the relation of poetry and prose, and the unity of a book or of a text, and he addresses a number of major European writers, including Dante, Sterne, Rousseau, Hoelderlin, Proust, Joyce, and Blanchot. The final section offers a number of impressive pieces by Nancy that completely merge his concerns for philosophy and literature and philosophy-as-literature. These include a lengthy parody of Valery's "La Jeune Parque," several original poems by Nancy, and a beautiful prose-poetic discourse on an installation by Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani that incorporates the Faust theme. Opening with a substantial Introduction by Jean-Michel Rabate that elaborates Nancy's importance as a literary thinker, this book constitutes the most substantial statement to date by one of today's leading philosophers on a discipline that has been central to his work across his career.

Author Biography

Jean-Luc Nancy (Author) Jean-Luc Nancy is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books, including Expectation: Philosophy, Literature; The Possibility of a World; The Banality of Heidegger; The Disavowed Community; and, with Adele Van Reeth, Coming (all Fordham). Robert Bononno (Translator) Robert Bononno has translated more than two dozen books, both fiction and nonfiction, and numerous shorter pieces. His translation of Rene Crevel's My Body and I was a finalist for the 2005 French-American Foundation Prize. He received NEA grants in 2002 and 2010 and has taught translation and terminology at New York University and the City University of New York Graduate Center.
Release date NZ
October 3rd, 2017
Contributors
Introduction by Jean-Michel Rabate Translated by Robert Bononno
Pages
296
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Fordham University Press
ISBN-13
9780823277605
Product ID
26799939

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