Singularities: Extremes of Theory in the Twentieth Century by Thomas Adam PepperSingularities: Extremes of Theory in the Twentieth Century by Thomas Adam Pepper

Singularities: Extremes of Theory in the Twentieth Century

byThomas Adam Pepper

Hardcover | July 13, 1997

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Throughout the twentieth century, the epistemological status of literature, the problem of language's claim to true representation, has challenged our received notions of ontology and being itself. In Singularities, Thomas Pepper addresses the relationship among text, philosopical value and critical difficulty through a rich sequence of nuanced close readings of especially demanding texts. Singularities addresses key moments in the work of seminal twentieth-century theorists, and by offering a critique of the very process of thematic reading, questions the whole direction of contemporary theory through a series of readings of sustained critical power.
Title:Singularities: Extremes of Theory in the Twentieth CenturyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:268 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.75 inPublished:July 13, 1997Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521573823

ISBN - 13:9780521573825

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Table of Contents

Preface: truth or method; Introduction: Ode to X, or the essay as monstrosity; 1. Guilt by (un) free association: Adorno on Romance et al., with some notes on the Schlock experience; 2. Anamorphoses of grammar: Derrida on Heidegger; 3. Absolute constructions, an essay at Paul de Man; 4. Because the nights: Blanchots's Celui qui ne m'accompagnait pas; 5. Afterword: er, or borrowing from Peter to pay Paul: further notes on Celan's translation of Shakespeare's Sonnet 105.