The Resurrection of the Body

The Resurrection of the Body : The Work of Norman O. Brown

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The first book-length study of Norman O. Brown, The Resurrection of the Body brings an order beyond "Western Culture" to the subjects that make up Brown's field of engagement, subjects as diverse as Classical Studies, Philosophy, Philology, Psychoanalysis, Theology, Literature, History, and Marxism. For Brown, each of these subjects is in a very real sense an emanation of the body; that is, Western Culture is the body's attempt to resurrect itself. Examining Brown's works from Hermes the Thief to Closing Time, David Greenham illuminates Brown's fascinating signature style of collage, quotation, and comment. This book also seeks to redress the balance between Brown and his more celebrated contemporary Herbert Marcuse. The Resurrection of the Body is essential reading for any Norman O. Brown scholar.
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  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0739110624
  • 9780739110621

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Between Chaos and Cosmos Chapter 2 The Dialectics of Eros, Part 1: Thanatos and Civilization Chapter 3 The Dialectics of Eros, Part 2: Life Against Death Chapter 4 The Mystic Imagination Chapter 5 The Poetry of Origins and the Origins of Poetry Chapter 6 Bibliography Chapter 7 Index
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A fine work. Greenham has beyond doubt found the right point of entry into Nobby's work and he's sufficiently polymath to delineate enjoyable to read. This could be a crucial element in getting the conversation going. -- Jay Cantor, Tufts University
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About David Greenham

David Greenham is a Research Fellow in the School of Arts, Communication and Culture at Nottingham Trent University.
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