We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Writing the Mind by Simon Kemp

"My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop. I exist because I think... and I can't stop myself from thinking." - Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Writing the Mind: Representing Consciousness from Proust to Darrieussecq explores the works of seven ground-breaking thinkers and novelists of recent history to compare and contrast the varying representations of the conscious and the unconscious mind. Grounding his study in the writings of philosophers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Marcel Proust, Simon Kemp explores the non-literary influences of science, faith and philosophy as presented in their works, demonstrates how writers learn from and sometimes deviate from preceding generations, and how they agree or disagree with their peers. Kemp's elegant study also charts the rise and wane of Freudian influence on literature through the twentieth century, and the emergence of cognitive and neo-Darwinian ideas at the dawn of the twenty-first. In the work of these seven writers, we discover radically different understandings of how consciousness and the unconscious mind are constituted, which are the most salient characteristics of mental life, and even what it is that defines a mind at all.

Buy Writing the Mind by Simon Kemp from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781138717053
ISBN-10: 1138717053
Format: Paperback / softback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 202
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Writing the Mind by Simon Kemp

Book Reviews - Writing the Mind by Simon Kemp

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Writing the Mind book by Simon Kemp and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Simon Kemp

Simon Kemp is Associate Professor of French at Sommerville College, Oxford.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.