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The Resource Structures of appearing : allegory and the work of literature, Brenda Machosky

Structures of appearing : allegory and the work of literature, Brenda Machosky

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Structures of appearing : allegory and the work of literature
Title
Structures of appearing
Title remainder
allegory and the work of literature
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Brenda Machosky
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Language
eng
Summary
"Taking a phenomenological approach to allegory, Structures of Appearing seeks to revise the history of aesthetics, identifying it as an ideology that has long subjugated art to philosophical criteria of judgment. Rather than being a mere signifying device, allegory is the structure by which something appears that cannot otherwise appear. It thus supports the appearance and necessary experience of philosophical ideas that are otherwise impossible to present or represent. Allegory is as central to philosophy as it is to literature. Following suggestions by Walter Benjamin, Machosky argues that allegory itself must appear allegorically and thus cannot be forced into a logos-centric metaphysical system. She builds on the work of Maurice Blanchot and Emmanuel Levinas to argue that the allegorical image is not a likeness to anything, not a subjective reflection, but an absolute otherness that becomes accessible by virtue of its unique structure. Allegory thus makes possible not merely the textual work of literature but the work that literature is. Machosky develops this insight in readings of Prudentius, Dante, Spenser, Hegel, Goethe, and Kafka."--Project Muse
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E7B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Structures of appearing : allegory and the work of literature, Brenda Machosky
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Structures of appearing : allegory and the work of literature, Brenda Machosky
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt13x00w1
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Face Off: The Allegorical Image and Aesthetics
  • A Phenomenological Reduction: Allegory in Prudentius' Psychomachia
  • The Changing Faces of Allegory: Dante and Spenser
  • The Allegorical Structure of Phenomenology of Spirit
  • Reconsidering Allegory and Symbol: Benjamin and Goethe
  • Allegory as Metonymy: The Figure without a Face
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823242849
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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