- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823267105
- ISBN-13: 978-0823267101
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.9 x 6.2 inches
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Of Elephants and Toothaches: Ethics, Politics, and Religion in Krzysztof Kieslowski's 'Decalogue' 1st Edition
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“This is a strong and timely collection that fills a gap in the existing English-language scholarship on a very significant work, and the important issues it raises.” (―Paul Coates University of Western Ontario)
This volume is true to the spirit of open engagement in relation to matters of ultimate concern. In their introduction, the editors cite a quote from Kieslowski that wonderfully expresses this openness: 'Both the deep believer and the habitual skeptic experience toothaches in exactly the same way. I always try to speak about toothaches--always. If I am successful in talking about toothaches, I think everyone will understand me.' Indeed, this collection as a whole speaks to this experience of 'toothaches' that afflicts us all. Like Kieslowski himself, the various contributors of this collection are willing to grope in the dark as they explore some of the most fundamental but uncharted facets of the human condition. (―John Caruana Ryerson University)
...a buffet of stimulating―yet nourishing―dishes on Kieslowski’s masterwork. (Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television)
About the Author
Eva Badowska is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Fordham University. Her publications include articles on Victorian fiction (in PMLA and Victorian Literature and Culture), feminist theory (in Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature), psychoanalytic theory (in The Psychoanalytic Review) and Polish poetry (in Parnassus: Poetry in Review). She is now working on a book entitled Kieslowski in Theory and History.