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Alter Ego: The Critical Writings of Michel Leiris

Alter Ego: The Critical Writings of Michel Leiris

by Sean Hand

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"Alter Ego is the first monograph in English on the critical writings of Michel Leiris (1901-90). A groundbreaking autobiographer and pioneering ethnographer, Leiris also produced important criticism on art, opera, jazz and literature, which acts as a key commentary on twentieth-century intellectual movements and demonstrates vividly the constant refashioning and reformulation of contemporary ideas and aesthetics. Hand defines and situates Leiris's core themes, analyses his criticism in each of the art areas examined, and delineates the model that emerges of a contrapuntal and heterogeneous critical identity."


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ISBN-13: 9781351197014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 154
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Seán Hand is Professor of French and Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Oxford Brookes University. He has published on Michel Leiris, Emmanuel Levinas and contemporary aesthetics and ethics. While writing the present book he was a Leverhulme Research Fellow.

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