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In the Place of LanguageLiterature and the Architecture of the Referent$
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Claudia Brodsky

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230006

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823230006.001.0001

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Faust's Building: Theory as Practice

Faust's Building: Theory as Practice

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(p.29) 1. Faust's Building: Theory as Practice
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In the Place of Language
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Claudia Brodsky

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823230006.003.0005

This chapter studies Faust by Marshall Berman and analyzes its structure of modernity as both constitutive and destructive of history. It defines its structure and the usage of language in its plot. As plot is revealed, through the violence of its installation, the appearance of a delimited place where fluidity had naturally reigned, such as system of containment and translation destroys life.

Keywords:   Faust, Marshall Berman, modernity, plot analysis, language

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