The Ecstatic Quotidian: Phenomenological Sightings in Modern Art and Literature (Literature and Philosophy)

The Ecstatic Quotidian: Phenomenological Sightings in Modern Art and Literature (Literature and Philosophy)

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei


Fascination with quotidian adventure in smooth artwork, literature, and philosophy promotes ecstatic types of mirrored image at the very constitution of the standard international. Gosetti-Ferencei examines the ways that glossy paintings and literature allow a examine of ways we event quotidian existence. She indicates that modernism, whereas displaying many strands of improvement, should be understood through investigating how its attentions to notion and expectation, to the typical caliber of items, or to adolescence play provides approach to reports of ecstasis—the stepping open air of the normal familiarity of the area.

While phenomenology grounds this examine (through Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Bachelard), what makes this booklet greater than a treatise on phenomenological aesthetics is the best way modernity itself is tested in its relation to the quotidian. throughout the works of artists and writers reminiscent of Benjamin, Cézanne, Frost, Klee, Newman, Pollock, Ponge, Proust, Rilke, Robbe-Grillet, Rothko, Sartre, and Twombly, the area of quotidian existence may be noticeable to harbor a latent ecstasis. The breakdown of the quotidian via and after modernism then turns into an pressing query for figuring out artwork and literature in its capability to extra human adventure, and it issues to the bounds of phenomenological explications of the everyday.

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