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Commiserating With Devastated ThingsMilan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking$
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Jason M. Wirth

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823268207

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.001.0001

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Tamina at the Border

Tamina at the Border

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(p.1) 1 Tamina at the Border
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Commiserating With Devastated Things
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Jason M. Wirth

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.003.0001

The opening chapter seeks to orient the book as a whole, discussing the relationship between philosophy and the novel both in general and in relationship to Kundera and his self-identified tradition in specific. It seeks to articulate the nature of the book’s own voice—how does one speak in and from the border at which philosophy and the novel (themselves internally contested) meet? In addition to a meditation on the problem of the border (both for Kundera and for the aims of my book), this chapter includes a case study: Plato’s Symposium and Kundera’s early novelistic variation of it (his short story, “The Symposium”).

Keywords:   Milan Kundera, Plato, relationship between philosophy and the novel

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