Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine

Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine

Simon Critchley, Jamieson Webster


The determine of Hamlet haunts our tradition just like the Ghost haunts him. Arguably, no literary paintings, now not even the Bible, is extra generic to us than Shakespeare’s Hamlet. we all know a minimum of six phrases from the play; frequently humans understand many extra. but the play—Shakespeare’s longest—is greater than “passing unusual” and turns into deeply strange whilst thought of heavily. analyzing Hamlet along different writers, philosophers, and psychoanalysts—Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, Freud, Lacan, Nietzsche, Melville, and Joyce—Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster ponder the political context and stakes of Shakespeare’s play, its relation to faith, the stream of hope, and the disability to like.

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