Post-Theory, Games, and Discursive Resistance: The Bulgarian Case

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Aleksand?r K?osev, Alexander Kiossev
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 190 pages
This book consists of a dialogue of genres (fiction, parables, essay, analytic, programmatic) on the topic of Eastern European political culture before and after 1989. These texts introduce us to a reexamination of the aesthetic and political character of Eastern Europe. The later texts undertake a major theoretical revision of some of the key concepts in aesthetic and political philosophy associated with post-totalitarian Eastern Europe.

The topic is very important for a correct evaluation of the current ideological and aesthetic makeup of our postmodern age. The most stimulating aspect of this collection is its continuous detour through related areas--its definition of political aesthetics by way of the historical avant-garde, its explanation of communism by way of the modernist utopia.

 

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Contents

The Transparent Book
1
Literalisms
3
The Figure of Sameness
11
The Four Luxembourgs Civitas Peregrina
15
Pierre Menard the Author of Don Quixote
25
Goethes Indigo
33
Political Aesthetics of Communism
63
Introduction to the Political Aesthetics of Communism
65
The PostParanoid Condition
105
Epitaph for Sacrifice Epitaph for the Left
119
An Essay on Terror
135
An Essay on Theoretical Terror
147
Health Takes the Power
155
Contributors
179
Index
181
Index of Personal Names
189

From Anatomy of the Political Body
95
The PostParanoid Condition
103

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Alexander Kiossev teaches in the Department of Slavic Studies at Georg-August Universität in Göttingen, Germany.

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