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- DescriptionMuch recent critical theory has dismissed or failed to take seriously the question of the self. French theorists-such as Derrida, Barthes, Benveniste, Foucault, Lacan, and Levi-Strauss-have in various ways proclaimed the death of the subject, often turning to German intellectual tradition to authorize their views. Stanley Corngold's heralded book, The Fate of the Self, published for the first time in paperback with a spirited new preface, appears at a time when the relationship between the self and literature is a matter of renewed concern. Originally published in 1986 (Columbia University Press), the book examines the poetic self of German intellectual tradition in light of recent French and American critical theory. Focusing on seven major German writers-Holderlin, Dilthey, Nietzsche, Mann, Kafka, Freud, and Heidegger-Corngold shows that their work does t support the desire to discredit the self as an origin of meaning and value but reconstructs the allegedly fragmented poetic self through effects of position and style. Offering new and subtle models of selfhood, The Fate of the Self is a source of rich insight into the work of these authors, refracted through poststructuralist critical perspectives.
- Author BiographyStanley Corngold, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at Princeton University, is the author of several books, including Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form.
- Author(s)Stanley Corngold
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication24/06/1994
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Weight503 g
- Width154 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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