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Idylls of the Wanderer
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Idylls of the Wanderer: Outside in Literature and Theory

Henry Sussman

Abstract

This book is an extended inquiry into the dimension of exteriority constructed by philosophical systems and literary works. Literature has, since its inception, depended on a rogue's gallery of outsiders—the more outlandish the better, with human attributes optional—as the impetus to its events and the motive for its developments. Philosophers have also vacillated between safeguarding the purity and consistency of their systematic projects and embracing contamination by alien and intransigent elements. The unsettling encounter between interiority ... More

Keywords: exteriority, interiority, Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida, sublime, James Joyce, Walter Benjamin, James Baldwin, William Faulkner, Zohar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780823227693
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823227693.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Sussman, author