Cover: Absent without Leave in PAPERBACK

Absent without Leave

French Literature under the Threat of War

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674212718

Publication Date: 11/15/1997


6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • 1. Must Literature Be Possible?
  • 2. Deeds without Words
  • 3. Mimesis and Castration 1937
  • 4. Bataille’s Tomb
  • 5. Unsatisfied Desire
  • 6. On Equivocation between Literature and Politics
  • 7. Fear and Trembling in the Age of Surrealism
  • 8. Under the Heading of Holofernes (Notes on Judith)
  • 9. Poetry from A to Z
  • 10. The Use Value of the Impossible
  • 11. When Existentialism Was Not Yet a Humanism
  • 12. A Farewell to Art
  • 13. Desperanto
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

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