Stanzas: Word and Phantasm in Western Culture

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U of Minnesota Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 163 pages
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Review: Stanzas: Word and Phantasm in Western Culture (Theory and History of Literature #69)

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An early, and not particularly clear book. Agamben hadn't quite found his own voice yet, I think. Still, an interesting concept, reading Provenšal love poetry through medieval medical theory, Heidegger, and Lacan. Read full review

Review: Stanzas: Word and Phantasm in Western Culture (Theory and History of Literature #69)

User Review  - Andy - Goodreads

An early, and not particularly clear book. Agamben hadn't quite found his own voice yet, I think. Still, an interesting concept, reading Provenšal love poetry through medieval medical theory, Heidegger, and Lacan. Read full review

Contents

The Phantasms of Eros
1
Melencolia I
11
The Lost Object
19
The Work of
29
Marx or The Universal Exposition
36
Beau Brummell or The Appropriation of Unreality
47
Mme Panckoucke or The Toy Fairy
56
Narcissus and Pygmalion
63
Spiritusphantasticus
90
Spirits of Love
102
Between Narcissus and Pygmalion
111
The Joy That Never Ends
124
Semiology from
133
The Proper and the Improper
141
The Barrier and the Fold
152
Index
159

Eros at the Mirror
73

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About the author (1993)

Giorgio Agamben is Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Venice. His many publications include "Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive" (Zone Books), "The Coming Community", and "State of Exception".

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