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Literature, Philosophy, Nihilism: The Uncanniest of Guests

 
 
 
 
Literature, Philosophy, Nihilism: The Uncanniest of Guests
Author: S. Weller
ISBN 13: 9780230551541
ISBN 10: 230551548
Edition: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2008-09-11
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 234
List Price: $110.00
 
 

This book charts the history of the concept of nihilism in some of the most important philosophers and literary theorists of the modern and postmodern periods, including Wyndham Lewis, Heidegger, Adorno, Blanchot, Derrida, and Vattimo. Focusing in particular on the ways in which each of these thinkers produces a theory of the literary as the privileged form of resistance to nihilism, Weller offers the first in-depth analysis of nihilism's key role in the thinking of the aesthetic since Nietzsche.