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The Glance of the Medusa

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The Glance of the Medusa by Laszlo F. Foldenyi
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In The Glance of the Medusa, Laszo F. Foeldenyi offers a mesmerizing examination of the rich history of European culture through the lens of mythology and philosophy. Embracing the best traditions of essay writing, this volume invites readers on a spiritual and intellectual adventure. The seven essays bear testimony to Foeldenyi's encyclopedic knowledge and ask whether it is possible to overcome our fear of passing away. In doing so, they illuminate moments of mystical experience viewed in a historical perspective while inviting readers to engage with such moments in the present by immersing themselves into the process of reading and thinking. Rather than providing firm answers to burning questions, The Glance of the Medusa highlights the limits of definition, conjuring up situations in which Man partakes of unutterable experiences-such as passion, pleasure, fear, poetry, or disgust-suggesting that moments of ecstasy cannot be pinned down or captured, only drawn a little closer.

Author Biography

L szl F. F ld nyi is an author, translator, critic, and art theorist. He is professor and chair of the theory of art at University of Theatre, Film, and Television, Budapest. He is the author of some twenty books, and his works have been translated into fifteen languages. He lives in Budapest, Hungary. Jozefina Komporaly is a London-based translator and academic. She is the editor and co-translator of the critical anthologies Mat i Visniec and Andr s Visky's Barrack Dramaturgy.
Release date NZ
November 5th, 2019
Contributor
Translated by Jozefina Komporaly
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
8 hafltones
Imprint
Seagull Books London Ltd
Pages
296
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9780857426086
Product ID
28273522

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