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Awkwardness: An Essay by [Kotsko, Adam]
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It is easy to write a deep book on a big crucial concept like anxiety love or evil but it takes a true master to do for awkwardness what Heidegger in his Sein und Zeit did for anxiety and this is what Kotsko does. In his book which combines philosophical stringency with references to popular culture awkwardness is elevated into a universal singularity: a prismatic knot in which our entire historical moment is reflected. If this will not become an instant classic then we really live in awkward times.

About the Author

Adam Kotsko is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Shimer College, Chicago. He is the author of Žižek and Theology (2008), Politics of Redemption (2010), and Why We Love Sociopaths: A Guide to Late Capitalist Television (2012). He is the translator of Agamben’s The Sacrament of Language (2010), The Highest Poverty (2013), Opus Dei (2013), Pilate and Jesus (forthcoming) and The Use of Bodies (forthcoming). He blogs at An und für sich (itself.wordpress.com).

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  • File Size: 414 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing (November 26, 2010)
  • Publication Date: November 26, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GHMU7O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #937,202 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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