The Eroticization of Distance: Nietzsche, Blanchot, and the Legacy of Courtly Love
A Hardback edition by Joseph D. Kuzma in English (Jul 26, 2016)
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Short Description: In this book, Joseph Kuzma explores the significance of courtly erotic themes in Friedrich Nietzsche's mature philosophy and Maurice Blanchot's writings of the 1940s and early... Read more
In this book, Joseph Kuzma explores the significance of courtly erotic themes in Friedrich Nietzsche's mature philosophy and Maurice Blanchot's writings of the 1940s and early 1950s. Rather than offering an account of erotic relationality that prioritizes reconciliation, fulfilment, or release, Nietzsche attempts to formulate a non-teleological eroticism that aims at nothing but the perpetual intensification of desire. This book suggests that it is Blanchot who carries Nietzsche's courtly erotic tendencies to their most provocative point, by highlighting potentials for intimate relationality that might be established through a shared experience of dispossession and loss.
- Joseph D. Kuzma
- Lexington Books
- Publication date
- Jul 26, 2016
- Product dimensions
- 165 x 235 x 19mm
Introduction Chapter 1: Courtship and Despondency Chapter 2: Nietzsche and the Ecstasy of Transmogrification Chapter 3: Nietzsche's Rehabilitation of Erotic Distance Chapter 4: Blanchot's Eroticization of Distance Chapter 5: Dechirement, Sacrifice, and Refusal Chapter 6: Impersonal Intimacy and the Ruins of Shattered Time Conclusion: "This Beating of a Hesitant Heart"