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dc.contributor.authorChrostowska, S.D.
dc.contributor.editorKluge, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-12 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-23 14:09:07
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:32:39Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:32:39Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier1004826
dc.identifierOCN: 972045977en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25268
dc.description.abstractThrough the prism of criticism, the modalities of thinking form a spectrum: on one end, systematic exposition, on the other, the fragment. It is the latter, fragmentary approach that distinguishes Matches—an investigation that does not focus on a single theme developed in all its aspects but, rather, on a constellation of themes in art, literature, philosophy, science, social and political thought, as well as the human in relation to history and nature. The author pursues here in performative fashion her research into the history of critique from the Enlightenment onward. Her choice of the fragment—in the tradition of writing represented by Gracián, Chamfort, Lichtenberg, and, closer to us, Nietzsche, Adorno, and Benjamin—does not, however, stem from an attempt to comprehend the contemporary world, which can only be done after the fact. Instead, served by an expressive and incisive style, Matches foregrounds the necessary elements for a critique of our time, capturing them in their contradictory and complementary relations. It situates itself under the sign of the future, reviving the spirit of utopia, reminding us that the last word need not belong to the present.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DN Prose: non-fiction::DNF Literary essays
dc.subject.otheraphorisms
dc.subject.otherepigrams
dc.subject.othermaxims
dc.subject.othermeditations
dc.subject.othersketches
dc.titleMatches: A Light Book
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21983/P3.0251.1.00
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy979dc044-00ee-4ea2-affc-b08c5bd42d13
oapen.relation.isbn9781950192229
oapen.relation.isbn9781950192212
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages560
oapen.place.publicationBrooklyn, NY
oapen.identifier.ocn972045977


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