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Prophecies of Leviathan free pdf Reading Melville is not only reading. Reading Melville means being already engaged in the abyssal process of reading. Reading what reading is and what reading does. With Melville, "Prophecies of Leviathan" argues that reading, beyond its apparent linearity, is essentially prophetic, not only because Moby-Dick, for example, may appear to be full of unexpected prophecies (Ishmael seems to foretell a 'Grand Contested Election for the Presidency of the United States' followed by a 'bloody battle in Afghanistan') but also, and more deeply, because reading itself is a prophetic experience that Melville captured in a unique way. In his brilliant and thorough afterword, Gil Anidjar situates "Prophecies of Leviathan" among Szendy's other works and shows how the seemingly tautological self-prophecy really announces a new 'ipsology', a 'pluralization of the self' through a 'narcissism of the other thing'.

About Peter Szendy

Peter Szendy teaches aesthetics in the Philosophy Department of the University of Nanterre. He is also adviser for the Cit de la musique in Paris. In English, he has recently published Listen: A History of Our Ears and Prophecies of Leviathan: Reading Past Melville (both Fordham). GIL ANIDJAR is Associate Professor in the department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures and in the Department of Religion at Columbia University.

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Author : Peter Szendy
Publisher : Fordham University Press
Data Published : 15 December 2009
ISBN : 0823231542
EAN : 9780823231546
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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