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The Techne of GivingCinema and the Generous Form of Life$
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Timothy C. Campbell

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823273256

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823273256.001.0001

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Playful Falls in a Milieu of Contagion

Playful Falls in a Milieu of Contagion

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(p.91) 4 Playful Falls in a Milieu of Contagion
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The Techne of Giving
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Timothy C. Campbell

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823273256.003.0004

Roberto Rossellini’s Germany Year Zero is the subject of this chapter, in which the relation of the generous form of life to play is analysed in a milieu of ingratitude and mythic violence. The central figure of the film, the boy Edmund, is read as a limit case of the generous form of life in a context of massive envy. Here parricide and suicide become the only possibilities when gratitude has been reduced to year zero. The chapter includes a reading of Melanie Klein’s Gratitude and Envy and ends with a reflection on how the film turns gratitude inside out; in lieu of good and bad objects, there is law and guilt.

Keywords:   comedy, Germany Year Zero, play, Rancière, Rossellini, techne, Winnicott

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