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In this nuanced study, Terdiman addresses a conflict that seems to define much of contemporary critical debate: the conflict between seeing the world as something that can be experienced directly and immediately and seeing the world as being defined through and through by representation and language... Highly recommended.(Choice)
Given its interdisciplinary theme and state-of-the-art methodology, Body and Story is a relevant contribution to students and researchers of philosophy, literature, culture and history.(Cyana Leahy-Dios European Legacy)
A thought-provoking book and an original contribution.(Christopher Cowley and Alena Dvorakova Philosophy in Review)
A welcome reflection on the condition of theory in the crepuscule of its idols. It searches ahead and backward; it looks all about a splendid variety of critical texts from French, German, and Anglo-American traditions; its own inconclusiveness becomes the very proof of its reading. Terdiman looks at theory from an angle that tends to be placed in the Enlightenment and dialectical philosophy and not from a point of allegiance with one Poststructuralist philosopher over another.(Tom Conley, Harvard University)
Richard Terdiman is a professor of literature and the history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz.