In the Place of Language : Literature and the Architecture of the Referent (Hardcover)

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The "place" in the title of Claudia Brodsky''s remarkable new book is the intersection of language with building, the marking, for future reference, of material constructions in the world. The "referent" Brodsky describes is not something first found in nature and then named but a thing whose own origin joins language with materiality, a thing marked as it is made to begin with. In the Place of Language: Literature and the Architecture of the Referent develops a theory of the "referent" that is thus also a theory of the possibility of historical knowledge, one that undermines the conventional opposition of language to the real by theories of nominalism and materialism alike, no less than it confronts the mystical conflation of language with matter, whether under the aegis of the infinite reproducibility of the image or the identification of language with "Being."

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Publisher Fordham Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780823230006
SKU 210556107
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0823230007
Release Date 4/13/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0171
Publisher Fordham University Press
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