Dostoyevsky Reads Hegel In Siberia And Bursts Into Tears

byLaszlo F. FoldenyiTranslated byOttilie Mulzet

February 9, 2021|
Dostoyevsky Reads Hegel In Siberia And Bursts Into Tears by Laszlo F. Foldenyi
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An exemplary collection of work from one of the world’s leading scholars of intellectual history

“Földényi . . . stage[s] a broad metaphysical melodrama between opposites that he pursues throughout this fierce, provoking collection (expertly translated by Ottilie Mulzet). . . . He proves himself a brilliant interpreter of the dark underside of Enlightenment ambition.”—James Wood, New Yorker

László Földényi’s work, in the long tradition of public intellectual and cultural criticism, resonates with the writings of Montaigne, Walter Benjamin, and Thomas Mann. In this new essay collection, Földényi considers the continuing fallout from the collapse of religion, exploring how Enlightenment traditions have not replaced basic elements of previously held religious mythologies—neither their metaphysical completeness nor their comforting purpose. Realizing beautiful writing through empathy, imagination, fascination, and a fierce sense of justice, Földényi covers a wide range of topics including a meditation on the metaphysical unity of a sculpture group and an analysis of fear as a window into our relationship with time.
László F. Földényi is professor and chair in the theory of art at the University of Theatre, Film, and Television, Budapest, and a member of the German Academy. He has written numerous award-winning books and lives in Budapest. Ottilie Mulzet is an award-winning translator and literary critic.
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Title:Dostoyevsky Reads Hegel In Siberia And Bursts Into Tears
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 in
Published:February 9, 2021
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300258455

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