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- DescriptionIn this bold and highly original work, David Ratmoko offers an analysis of haunting in the history of European literature, law, and politics, in the wake of Derrida's tion of 'spectrality'. Interested in figures of redemption from guilt, he traces the rise of canical literature through the history of an encryption or transcoding that has produced such fantastic compromises as Exodus, Greek tragedy, Dante's Comedia, and Shakespeare's Hamlet as well as the conversion into capitalism. Addressing the issue of ghosts through our modern crisis of legitimacy, as raised by Benjamin, Schmitt, and Kafka, Ratmoko explores Freud's idea of traumatic fantasy in its capacity of driving the progress of spirituality or spectrality in the Judeo-Christian world.
- Author BiographyThe Author: David Ratmoko teaches English literature at the University of Zurich and is currently a post-doctoral fellow in Yale's Department of Comparative Literature.
- Author(s)David Ratmoko
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/12/2005
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight400 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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