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Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the
Subject of Poetic Language
Toward a New Poetics of Dasein Ecstacy
By Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei
“The perennially interesting complex of topics—Heidegger's thought, Hölderlin's thought and poetry, Heidegger's reading of Hölderlin's poetry—is here enriched by a fourth meditation, written against the grain: Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei reads Heidegger’s thought in the light of Hölderlin's poetry and theoretical writings. The outcome is a defense and justification of poetic subjectivity at once subtle and exhilarating. Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language is composed with admirable passion, erudition, and conceptual flair. It will be indispensable for students of continental philosophy,
literature, and literary theory.” —Stanley Corngold, Princeton University
“The book is a state-of-the-art discussion of Heidegger . . . The reader emerges from this book with a tremendous sense of possibility—of new avenues opened up, and of old debates unclogged.”—Nicholas Birns, New School University
JENNIFER ANNA GOSETTI-FERENCEI is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. She is the author of The Ecstatic Quotidian: Phenomenological Sightings in Modern Art & Literature and of After the Palace Burns, which won The Paris Review prize in poetry.
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Nietzsche’s Animal Philosophy
Culture, Politics, and the
Animality of the Human Being
By Vanessa Lemm
A well-written, well-researched, original contribution to the literature.
—Christa Davis Acampora, Hunter College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
The "animal philosophy theme in Nietzsche is an interesting one that should appeal to a wide audience both inside and outside the field of Nietzsche studies.”
—Steven Hicks, Queens College
Lemm's book is not only an original and convincing interpretation of Nietzsche's thought, but it also opens up a new perspective on the meaning and future of an affirmative biopolitics. Contrary to what an old humanist tradition has asserted, it is precisely the biological continuity between human being and animal that withholds the secret of a resistance to disciplinary mechanisms as well as the potential for a radically new development of individual creativity. —Roberto Esposito, Italian Institute of Human Sciences
Lemm's study of the animals populating Nietzsche's work is careful, scholarly and
splendidly imaginative. It will alter received understandings of Nietzsche's humanism
and anti-humanism, and contribute as well to contemporary theoretical inquiries into
human/animal boundary breaches. The prose features beautiful combinations of gravitas
and whimsy, philosophical abstraction and figurative concreteness—combinations
that befit the subject and provide rare pleasure for the reader.
—Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley
Lemm’s book is a wide ranging and richly insightful work that quite persuasively ties
Nietzsche's treatment of the theme of animality to his political thought and to his engagement with the topics of decadence, the body, and the Übermensch. It is an outstanding addition to contemporary Nietzsche scholarship and a major contribution to
the growing literature on Nietzsche’s significance as a philosopher of culture.
—Robert Gooding-Williams, The University of Chicago
Vanessa Lemm received her PhD in the New School for Social Research. She is director of the Institute of Humanities at Universidad Diego Portales. She published Nietzsche’s Animal Philosophy: Culture, Politics and the Animality of the Human Being (New York: Fordham University Press, 2009) and several articles on Nietzsche and contemporary political thought in English, Spanish and German.
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