By Jean-Jacques Lecercle
Why do philosophers learn literature? How do they learn it? And to what quantity does their philosophy derive from their interpreting of literature? someone who has learn modern ecu philosophers has needed to ask such questions.
This ebook is the 1st try and resolution them, through contemplating the 'strong readings' Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze impose at the texts they learn. Lecercle demonstrates that philosophers want literature, up to literary critics desire philosophy: it truly is an workout no longer within the philosophy of literature (where literature is a trifling item of analysis), yet in philosophy and literature, a heady and weird mix.
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Their passion for literature takes the shape of a philosophical style that is as passionate and joyful as its object. Hence the at first sight surprising subtitle to Badiou’s book on Beckett, L’increvable désir (Desire Unstoppable): his reading is aimed at reclaiming Beckett from the mire of absurdist literature. This passion for literature, in a more precise sense than the common-or-garden one, which is both the passionate affect of joy that literature carries and the passionate affect of joy both philosophers bring to thinking literature, enables us to move towards our third thesis.