Thoughts and Things

Thoughts and Things

Leo Bersani


Leo Bersani’s profession spans greater than fifty years and extends throughout a large spectrum of fields—including French reviews, modernism, realist fiction, psychoanalytic feedback, movie experiences, and queer idea.  Throughout this new selection of essays that levels, apparently and brilliantly, from video clips via Claire Denis and Jean-Luc Godard to fiction by way of Proust and Pierre Bergounioux, Bersani considers different types of connectedness.

Thoughts and Things posits what would seem to be an irreducible hole among our suggestions (the human topic) and issues (the world). Bersani departs from his psychoanalytic convictions to invest at the oneness of being—of our intrinsic connectedness to the opposite that's right away exterior and inner to us.  He addresses the matter of formulating how one can examine the undivided brain, drawing on numerous resources, from Descartes to cosmology, Freud, and Genet and succeeds brilliantly in diagramming new kinds in addition to radical disasters of connectedness. formidable, unique, and eloquent, Thoughts and Things will be of curiosity to students in philosophy, movie, literature, and beyond.

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