The Task of the Critic: Poetics, Philosophy, Religion

The Task of the Critic: Poetics, Philosophy, Religion

Henry Sussman


present day critic needs to be anything of a thinker in addition to a poet. but her workremains primarily that of the shut reader, and the emergence of the valuesembodied through the shut reader to face along these of the thinker andthe poet should be some of the most major highbrow advancements to emergein the post-World battle II years.This ebook analyzes the language poets, Deleuze and Guattari, and above allBenjamin and Derrida, to track a number of the dimensions of the duty of the critic.It concludes with a massive bankruptcy at the value of Derrida's fresh workfor the conceptualization of faith, and with an Afterword reading therole of the Romantic discourse of the fragment within the archeology of all thesediscursive strands.The job of the critic, now invited to go through the discourses ofphilosophy, poetry, and faith past that of shut analyzing, has neverbeen harder-nor have we ever been extra wanting it.

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