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Flesh of My Flesh #2020

Flesh of My Flesh What is a woman What is a man How do they and how should they relate to each other Does our yearning for wholeness refer to something real and if there is a Whole what is it and why do we feel so e

  • Title: Flesh of My Flesh
  • Author: Kaja Silverman
  • ISBN: 9780804762083
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Flesh of My Flesh By Kaja Silverman, What is a woman What is a man How do they and how should they relate to each other Does our yearning for wholeness refer to something real, and if there is a Whole, what is it, and why do we feel so estranged from it For centuries now, art and literature have increasingly valorized uniqueness and self sufficiency The theoreticians who loom so large within contemporaWhat is a woman What is a man How do they and how should they relate to each other Does our yearning for wholeness refer to something real, and if there is a Whole, what is it, and why do we feel so estranged from it For centuries now, art and literature have increasingly valorized uniqueness and self sufficiency The theoreticians who loom so large within contemporary thought also privilege difference over similarity Silverman reminds us that this is but half the story, and a dangerous half at that, for if we are all individuals, we are doomed to be rivals and enemies A much older story, one that prevailed through the early modern era, held that likeness or resemblance was what organized the universe, and that everything emerges out of the same flesh Silverman shows that analogy, so discredited by much of twentieth century thought, offers a much promising view of human relations In the West, the emblematic story of turning away is that of Orpheus and Eurydice, and the heroes of Silverman s sweeping new reading of nineteenth and twentieth century culture, the modern heirs to the old, analogical view of the world, also gravitate to this myth They embrace the correspondences that bind Orpheus to Eurydice and acknowledge their kinship with others past and present The first half of this book assembles a cast of characters not usually brought together Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Marcel Proust, Lou Andr as Salom , Romain Rolland, Rainer Maria Rilke, Wilhelm Jensen, and Paula Modersohn Becker The second half is devoted to three contemporary artists, whose works we see in a moving new light Terrence Malick, James Coleman, and Gerhard Richter.

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    1. This is a brilliant, stimulating, frustrating book It is an intelligent and ingenious and stimulating discussion of the role of analogy in our thinking about the world and about one another as exemplified in several works of art and philosophical writings that took the author s interest Lurking in the background is the thought that if we dwelt on the resemblances among ourselves and between our selves and various things than we dwell on the differences, we would live harmoniously with one anot [...]

    2. Just about everything of this book exudes beauty From its gorgeously illustrated leaves, to its smooth, glossy touch and stately bulk, not just reading but even handling this book is a kind of joy in itself And then there s the prose eloquent without being long winded, straightforward without being simplistic an achievement on its own, considering the breadth of Western art and culture engaged here After all, there s a story being told here, one that spans the generations from Virgil to Freud, D [...]

    3. I am guessing that this may have something to say on the how did we get here questiont in WILI can be found in worldcat by the title not by the author

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