Very Little ... Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy and Literature

Very Little ... Almost Nothing: Death, Philosophy and Literature

by Simon Critchley
     
 

Very Little ... Almost Nothing is a profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, putting the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate. Simon Critchley traces the idea of nihilism from Jena Romanticism to Cavell and Blanchot, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book. This second edition has added… See more details below

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Very Little ... Almost Nothing is a profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, putting the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate. Simon Critchley traces the idea of nihilism from Jena Romanticism to Cavell and Blanchot, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book. This second edition has added a revealing new preface, and a new chapter on Wallace Stevens which reflects on the idea of poetry as philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415340489
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/21/2004
Series:
Warwick Studies in European Philosophy Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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