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Description - Modernism and Nihilism by S. Weller

Focusing on a wide range of philosophers and writers, from Nietzsche to Derrida and Flaubert to Borges, this book charts the history of the deployment of the concept of nihilism within the discourses of philosophical and aesthetic modernism and considers the similarities and differences between modernist and postmodernist approaches to nihilism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230231030
ISBN-10: 0230231039
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 182
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 8-Dec-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - S. Weller

SHANE WELLER is Professor of Comparative Literature and Co-Director of the Centre for Modern European Literature at the University of Kent, UK. His publications include A Taste for the Negative: Beckett and Nihilism (2005), Beckett, Literature, and the Ethics of Alterity (2006), and Literature, Philosophy, Nihilism: The Uncanniest of Guests (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).