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Lucretius and Modernity free pdf Lucretius's long shadow falls across the disciplines of literary history and criticism, philosophy, religious studies, classics, political philosophy, and the history of science. The best recent example is Stephen Greenblatt's popular account of the Roman poet's De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things) rediscovery by Poggio Bracciolini, and of its reception in early modernity, winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. Despite the poem's newfound influence and visibility, very little cross-disciplinary conversation has taken place. This edited collection brings together essays by distinguished scholars to examine the relationship between Lucretius and modernity. Key questions weave this book's ideas and arguments together: What is the relation between literary form and philosophical argument? How does the text of De rerum natura allow itself to be used, at different historical moments and to different ends? What counts as reason for Lucretius? Together, these essays present a nuanced, skeptical, passionate, historically sensitive, and complicated account of what is at stake when we claim Lucretius for modernity.

About Jacques Lezra

Jacques Lezra is Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature and a member of the Departments of English and German at New York University, USA. His most recent book is Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic (Spanish translation 2012- Chinese translation 2013), with Contra los fueros de la muerte: El suceso cervantino and On the Nature of Marx's Things forthcoming. Liza Blake is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toronto, Canada. She has published in the journals postmedieval and SEL: Studies in English Literature, and is writing a book called Early Modern Literary Physics.

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Author : Jacques Lezra
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
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ISBN : 1137581999
EAN : 9781137581990
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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