Action et Réaction. Vie et Aventures d'un couple by Jean Starobinski

By Jean Starobinski

Pourquoi dans los angeles vie quotidienne, affirme-t-on qu’une state of affairs intolérable appelle une réaction ? remark les biologistes en sont-ils venus à penser les rapports du vivant et du milieu en termes d’interaction ? Pour quelle raison l. a. psychiatrie a-t-elle adopté, il y a un siècle, l. a. catégorie des affections réactionnelles ? Pourquoi le proposal d’abréaction fut-il inventé puis abandonné par los angeles première psychanalyse ? Que veut-on faire entendre, quand on déclare qu’une politique est réactionnaire ? Dire que le totalitarisme nazi fut une réaction au totalitarisme communiste, n’est-ce pas l’excuser ? Le mot « réaction » et ses dérivés offrent leurs companies pour l’explication causale comme pour los angeles compréhension par sympathie. Ils nous viennent à l’esprit quand nous cherchons des réponses à nos problèmes. Or ces mots, précisément, ne font-ils pas problème ?C’est l’occasion pour, Jean Starobinski, d’examiner les filières intellectuelles à travers lesquelles le mot « réaction » et ses dérivés nous sont parvenus. Ce livre remonte au rôle que leur attribua l. a. scolastique, mais aboutit aux interrogations qui entourent aujourd’hui l. a. concept de progrès, sans laquelle l. a. réaction politique ne peut être pensée. Il convoque aussi bien les philosophes (Aristote, Leibniz, Kant, Nietzsche, Jaspers), que les savants (Newton, Bichat, Claude, Bernard, Bernheim, Freud) et les écrivains (Diderot, Benjamin consistent, Balzac, Poe, Valéry).

L’ouvrage est une traversée originale de los angeles tradition occidentale : il éclaire successivement les fondements de l. a. technological know-how et los angeles protestation des poètes, parcourant ainsi les chemins qui conduisent à nos perplexités présentes.

Show description

Read or Download Action et Réaction. Vie et Aventures d'un couple PDF

Similar literary criticism books

Reading T.S. Eliot: Four Quartets and the Journey toward Understanding

This ebook bargains a thrilling new method of T. S. Eliot's 4 Quartets via either a detailed examining and a comparability to Eliot's different works, significantly the poems The Waste Land, The hole males, and Ash-Wednesday.

G. Douglas Atkins finds that during 4 Quartets, incarnation is the common, undying trend in Eliot's paintings.

In Search of Wonder: Essays on Modern Science Fiction (3rd Edition)

A vintage must-have for all readers and writers of technological know-how fiction!

Damon Knight successfully invented technology fiction feedback. His studies weren't mere statements of his own preferences—his skillful essays analyzed the books and instructed why they have been solid or undesirable, to the edification of readers, the pride of fine writers, and the embarrassment of undesirable ones.

during this particular serious examine of technology fiction, Mr. Knight works at the precept that technology fiction is a sort of literature which wishes no apologies and no exact dispensations: it will probably and will be judged by way of an analogous excessive criteria that practice to all literature. His incisive and realizing feedback covers the sphere brilliantly, from "Classics" to "Chuckleheads. "

Readers will have fun with his laser-sharp techniques on favourite books, and writers will locate his criqitues of the classics helpful in enhancing their very own craft.

This improved 3rd variation is 150,000 phrases, up from 120,000 within the 1967 moment variation, and double the size of the 1956 First Edition.

This new version provides a bankruptcy of autobiography, articles on writing and educating technological know-how fiction, and different interesting essays. whether you have already got the 1st or moment variations, you want to think of getting this variation easily for the hot fabric, together with: bankruptcy 1: Myself while younger [autobiographical]; Chap. thirteen: The Excluded info [about Charles Fort]; Chap. 29: Milford and Clarion; Chap. 30: technological know-how and the area; Chap. 31: what's technology Fiction, besides? ; Chap. 32: Writing technological know-how Fiction; a big growth of bankruptcy five, discussing John W. Campbell, Jr. ; and different additions and emendations.

Knight has lengthy been a pithy and insightful commentator on technological know-how fiction, and the recent material—written usually a decade or extra ago--alters that description in neither jot nor tittle . .. his ebook is the proper better half in your number of favorites. —Analog

Edgar Allan Poe

The lifetime of Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49) is the critical writer’s biography—great works bobbing up from a lifetime of melancholy, poverty, alcoholism, and a mysterious solitary demise. it might probably appear like a cliché now, however it used to be Poe who assisted in shaping this concept within the well known mind's eye.

A Gravity's Rainbow Companion: Sources and Contexts for Pynchon's Novel (Revised 2nd Edition)

Including a few 20 percentage to the unique content material, it is a thoroughly up-to-date variation of Steven Weisenburger's imperative advisor to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. Weisenburger takes the reader web page via web page, frequently line by means of line, throughout the welter of old references, clinical facts, cultural fragments, anthropological learn, jokes, and puns round which Pynchon wove his tale.

Additional info for Action et Réaction. Vie et Aventures d'un couple

Sample text

In a sense, what more need be said? Readers nowadays profess, and evince, difficulty in understanding Incarnation. ” The idea is actually, of course, startlingly simple, although unexpected and iconoclastic. Readers often cannot believe or seem to accept that something so important could be so simple, and as a result of their disbelief they make it difficult—just as we all too often reduce that which is difficult, simplifying so as to enable our grasp. If the matter is utterly easy, we obstruct belief and forestall acceptance because it does not require our effort to bring it to (our) terms.

6 But still, because neither words nor we can be still, responsible reading is hard though not impossible. For all his insistence on being difficult, Eliot wants to be read and to be read well. Toward that end, he tries to help his reader in Four Quartets. In the poem, he asks more than once whether he should repeat, and he also acknowledges that “that” was but one way of saying it. Eliot works hard to make his poem—in his words, describing the critical encounter with the “familiar compound ghost” in “Little Gidding”—“Too strange .

S. Eliot proceeds to a highly charged scene, the “chapel perilous” (The Waste Land) redefined: it is the “sacred” place where King Charles I once prayed, which was not long thereafter laid waste by Cromwell’s Roundheads, and now serves as a figure of the unexpected (“rhymes” sound of the birth in the lowly stable in Bethlehem). ” In the same way, the speaker of “East Coker” clearly and firmly establishes his own spiritual situation or “condition,” where he is, where he would be coming from: in darkness, lacking a firm “foothold,” approaching an abyss, and all the while menaced by enchantments and alluring lights.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.45 of 5 – based on 13 votes