Stanley Cavell's American Dream: Shakespeare, Philosophy, and Hollywood Movies / Edition 2

Stanley Cavell's American Dream: Shakespeare, Philosophy, and Hollywood Movies / Edition 2

by Lawrence F. Rhu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823225968

ISBN-13: 9780823225965

Pub. Date: 05/15/2006

Publisher: Fordham University Press

This book explores Cavell's writings along converging lines of thought rather than in isolated categories. The author claims that, after Cavell's celebrated reading of King Lear turned into a nightmarish meditation on Vietnam, he found a more audible voice. Noting that Cavell's keen ear for the expressive power of ordinary language makes him both a first-rate

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This book explores Cavell's writings along converging lines of thought rather than in isolated categories. The author claims that, after Cavell's celebrated reading of King Lear turned into a nightmarish meditation on Vietnam, he found a more audible voice. Noting that Cavell's keen ear for the expressive power of ordinary language makes him both a first-rate literary artist and a compelling philosopher of the everyday, he catches what holds Cavell's manifold interests together. Here the poetry of ideas and presence of mind that animate Cavell's writing receive readings attuned to the spirit of their composition and its enlivening powers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823225965
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Edition description:
2
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: Beyond Adaptation1
1Meeting Places24
2On Bloom and Cavell on Shakespeare60
3From Skepticism to Perfectionism83
4From Cyprus to Rushmore105
5Reading Cavell Reading The Winter's Tale136
6Cavell's Rome172
Notes211
Index241

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