Community, Myth and Recognition in Twentieth-Century French Literature and Thought (Continuum Literary Studies)

Community, Myth and Recognition in Twentieth-Century French Literature and Thought (Continuum Literary Studies)


Taking as its aspect of departure the proposal of neighborhood in mid-twentieth century French literature and idea, this bold learn seeks to discover the ways that Breton, Bataille, Sartre and Barthes used literature and paintings to have interaction with the query of reconceptualizing society. In exploring the relevance those writings carry for modern debates approximately group, Lubecker argues for the ongoing social significance of literary experiences.

Throughout the ebook, he means that literature and artwork are privileged fields for confronting many of the anti-social wishes located on the outer edge of human rationality. The authors studied placed to paintings the innovations of Thanatos, sado-masochism and (self-)sacrifice; in addition they write extra poetically approximately man's allure to Silence, the evening and the impartial.
Many sociological discourses at the query of neighborhood are inclined to marginalize the drives inherent inside those techniques; Lubecker argues it truly is necessary to take those drives into consideration while theorising the query of neighborhood, another way they might go back within the atavistic type of myths. additionally if dealt with with care and a spotlight they could turn out to be a resource.

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