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Unstrung letter S – The Impossibility of Escape: Post-modernity, Aesthetics and Self-examination

Unstrung letter S – The Impossibility of Escape: Post-modernity, Aesthetics and Self-examination

What is Post-Modernity? Why are aesthetics very important? How does this relate to everything? What is it we can’t escape?

James acknowledges this a ridiculous amount of material but beyond this in terms of reading you’ve got two routes, one is into the more recent voice who spoke about post-modernity, particularly the critique of both Baudrillard and Jameson. The other is in the other direction an into Hegel’s aesthetics. Good luck to any fool who goes in that direction.

– Literature and the right to death by Maurice Blanchot.

‘The Origin of the Work of Art’ by Martin Heidegger.

‘What are poets for?’ Heidegger.

What Remains by Sally Mann Bulfinch, 2003.

 

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