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Apropos of Nothing: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, and the by Clark Buckner

By Clark Buckner

Everything you desired to learn about the Lacanian critique of deconstruction, yet have been afraid to invite the Coen Brothers.

The Coen Brothers’ motion pictures are rife with figures of absence. In The immense Lebowski, the Dude does not anything. he's wear the path of a kidnapping that by no means occurred, and solves the crime whilst he realizes that he paid the ransom with “a ringer for a ringer.” The Hudsucker Proxy incorporates a dupe who attracts zeros during the movie, enthusiastically proclaiming, “You understand, for the kids!” Barton Fink is a movie that revolves round the absence of a movie. In Apropos of Nothing, Clark Buckner appeals to those and different figures of the void within the Coen Brothers’ motion pictures which will articulate the shut proximity and supreme competition among Lacanian psychoanalysis and Derridean deconstruction. within the strategy, he situates either theories in courting to Heidegger’s existential phenomenology, and undertakes a comparative research of the negativity in loss of life, language, force, anxiousness, visible notion, paternity, and the subconscious. Formulating the most theoretically rigorous readings of the Coens’ oeuvre to this point, Buckner additionally bargains a readable evaluate of a few imperative debates in past due twentieth-century continental philosophy.

Clark Buckner teaches within the tuition of Interdisciplinary reviews on the San Francisco artwork Institute and is the coeditor (with Matthew Statler) of Styles of Piety: working towards Philosophy After the demise of God.

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