Corporeal Cartographies: The Body in the Novels of Leonard Cohen (Google eBook)

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LIT Verlag Münster, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 301 pages
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The book focuses on the importance of corporeality in Leonard Cohen's prose works The Favourite Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966). It argues that prevailing post-structuralist theories that describe the body as discursively constructed cannot do justice to the real and violent proportions of the bodies in Cohen's visionary texts. These theories should be complemented by the neo-materialist approach developed by French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, who stress the importance of physical forces and intensities that affect the production and the expression of bodies, both in life and art. (Series: n-1 / work - science - medium - Vol. 4)
  

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Contents

Introduction
9
The Body in Critical Discourse
23
The Material Body
37
Savage Fields
73
The Favourite Game Book I
92
The Favourite Game Book II
106
The Favourite Game Book III
126
The Favourite Game Conclusion
148
Beautiful Losers Book II
210
Beautiful Losers Book III
238
Beautiful Losers Conclusion
252
Notes
279
Filmography
301
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