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Dostoyevsky Reads Hegel in Siberia and Bursts into Tears

Dostoyevsky Reads Hegel in Siberia and Bursts into Tears

By Laszlo F. Foldenyi

Hardback | ISBN 9780300167498

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An exemplary collection of work from one of the world's leading scholars of intellectual history

"Foeldenyi . . . stage[s] a broad metaphysical melodrama between opposites that he pursues throughout this fierce, provoking collection (expertly translated by Ottilie Mulzet). . . . He proves himself a brilliant interpreter of the dark underside of Enlightenment ambition."-James Wood, New Yorker

Laszlo Foeldenyi's work, in the long tradition of public intellectual and cultural criticism, resonates with the writings of Montaigne, Walter Benjamin, and Thomas Mann. In this new essay collection, Foeldenyi considers the continuing fallout from the collapse of religion, exploring how Enlightenment traditions have not replaced basic elements of previously held religious mythologies-neither their metaphysical completeness nor their comforting purpose. Realizing beautiful writing through empathy, imagination, fascination, and a fierce sense of justice, Foeldenyi covers a wide range of topics including a meditation on the metaphysical unity of a sculpture group and an analysis of fear as a window into our relationship with time.


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780300167498
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Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 304
Width (mm): 127
Height (mm): 197
Depth (mm): 27

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