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Modernism and Nihilism Paperback – 8 Dec 2010

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Charts the history of the use of nihilism in philosophical and aesthetic modernism, focusing on how modernists seek to define their work as a counterforce to the perceived nihilism of modernity

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SHANE WELLER  is Professor of Comparative Literature and Co-Director of the Centre for Modern European Literature at the University of Kent, UK. His publications include A Taste for the Negative: Beckett and Nihilism (2005), Beckett, Literature, and the Ethics of Alterity (2006), and Literature, Philosophy, Nihilism: The Uncanniest of Guests (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Tons of useful information 6 Mar. 2011
By Marcus Briscoe - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book for a paper I was writing on nihilism. The content was easy to follow and the author presented his material in a way that made grasping the true nature of nihilism relatively painless. Much easier to read than many other books on the subject, yet not fluffy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Valuable Study 20 Aug. 2013
By Steiner - Published on Amazon.com
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This altogether excellent study is an incisive, historically oriented survey of the precise points of contact between nihilism and the modern epoch. Weller demonstrates convincingly that nihilism is not monolithic in meaning--rather, there are only specific deployments of the term, which must be evaluated historically with regard to their specificity. Weller takes us through the conflagration of political nihilisms that arose during the 19th century, from Russian nihilism to various modes of terroristic negativity in the French Revolution. His method is persistently genealogical in character--rather than addressing a particular figure (Nietzsche for instance), Weller opts for schematic presentations of various figures and movements regarding nihilism, always with in eye to their myriad positions vis-a-vis modernity. One will find here excellent sections on German nihilism (e.g Spengler and Junger), of the avant-garde (Dadaism, Kafka, etc). Moreover, one will find some excellent discussion of the relationship of National Socialism to nihilism, with a particularly interesting passage on Adorno's critique of enlightenment reason. Perhaps greater in breath than depth, this study is clearly a valuable resource for an intellectual history of modernism.
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