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Stanzas
By Giorgio Agamben

Stanzas

The Word and the Phantasm in Western Culture

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Stanzas by Giorgio Agamben

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"Stanzas" (which means "rooms" in Italian) is a blend of philology, the psychoanalysis of toys, medieval physics and psychology, and contemporary linguistics and philosophy. In this work, Giorgio Agamben attempts to reconfigure the epistemological foundation of Western culture. He rereads Freud and Saussure to discover the impossibility of metalanguage - there is no "superior language" that can read the obscure scenes of the unconscious, and the "symbol" is always the return of the repressed in an improper signifier. This impossibility leads Agamben to the problem of representation. He argues that since language is the locus of the production and storage of phantasms, all real objects are fractured by phantasmic itineraries that in turn divide poetry and philosophy, joy and knowledge. This division is at the origin of Western culture and renders impossible the possession of any object of knowledge. Giorgio Agamben is the author of "Language and Death" (University of Minnesota Press 1991).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816620388
ISBN-10: 0816620385
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 17-Nov-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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