• Review of Agamben

    Author(s):
    Subhasis Chattopadhyay (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Theology, Arts, Hinduism, Animals--Study and teaching, Poetics, Poetry, Agamben, Giorgio, 1942-
    Item Type:
    Book review
    Tag(s):
    Genre poetics, poetic prose, Political Theology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/9m3s-sx13
    Abstract:
    Agamben is slowly entering the English academy. This review shows how Agamben's understanding of poetry can and should inform the eschatological nature of the lyric. The review does its cultural work by rethinking poetry and the poetic impulse. The book under review by Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell, prepare us for messianic times and shows how Agamben critiques the Spinozist-Marxist project. This book's weaknesses lie in Agamben's hubris in glibly going on to write on Hinduism. & Colebrook and Mason have been excused for not bothering with the religion of a poorer nation than theirs. After all, this reviewer never said that Hinduism is India's state religion. Leave it to others to state that. LOL. Agamben's onto-theology is brought out in this review as has been by Colebrook and Maxwell.
    Notes:
    Recession looms large. No vaccines in sight though everyday, everyone other than Dr. Fauci tells us otherwise. One cannot choose to publish anywhere else other than at Prabuddha Bharata which has not missed an issue from 1896. Academic brownie points gained by publishing in the First World, coveted in pre-Covid times be darned. Perchance when this site will be financially untenable, Prabuddha Bharata will be there. Go figure it out. Duh.
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    Last Updated:
    10 months ago
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