Readings in Infancy (Paperback)

Readings in Infancy By Jean-Francois Lyotard, Robert Harvey (Editor), Kiff Bamford (Editor) Cover Image
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'Nobody knows how to write'. Thus opens this carefully nuanced and accessible collection of essays by one of the most important writer-philosophers of the 20th century, Jean-Fran ois Lyotard (1924-1998). First published in French in 1991 as Lectures d'enfance, these essays have never been printed as a collection in English. In them, Lyotard investigates his idea of infantia, or the infancy of thought that resists all forms of development, either human or technological.

Each essay responds to works by writers and thinkers who are central to cultural modernism, such as James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Hannah Arendt, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Sigmund Freud. This volume - with a new introduction and afterword by Robert Harvey and Kiff Bamford - contextualises Lyotard's thought and demonstrates his continued relevance today.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781350167346
ISBN-10: 1350167347
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2023
Pages: 184
Language: English