Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The title of this book speaks clearly of its brave ambition, its invitation to see freedom as an adventure rather than an old acquisition or an empty fantasy. This would be 'another freedom,' not the one we half-have or the one we keep losing or the one we are always trying to impose on other people. In a series of illuminating readings of texts from ancient Greece and modern Russia, subtle studies of Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Arendt, and many other writers and thinkers, Svetlana Boym shows us an array of freedom's most distinguished failures or near-misses, and through those very stumbles she demonstrates what success could mean. 'Perhaps,' as she says in relation to the famous 'Ode to Stalin,' 'we owe it to Mandelshtam to imagine Sisyphus happy.'"Michael Wood, Princeton University. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The word ?freedom? is so overly used?and frequently abused?that it is always in danger of becoming nothing but a cliché. In Another Freedom, Svetlana Boym offers us a refreshing new portrait of the age-old concept. Exploring the rich cross-cultural history of the idea of freedom, from its origins in ancient Greece to the present day, she argues that our attempts to imagine freedom should occupy the space of not only ?what is? but also ?what if.? Beginning with notions of sacrifice and the emergence of a public sphere for politics and art, Boym expands her account to include the relationships between freedom and liberation, modernity and terror, and political dissent and creative estrangement. While depicting a world of differences, she affirms lasting solidarities based on the commitment to the passionate thinking that reflections on freedom require. To do so, Boym assembles a remarkable cast of characters: Aeschylus and Euripides, Kafka and Mandelstam, Arendt and Heidegger, and a virtual encounter between Dostoevsky and Marx on the streets of Paris.
By offering a fresh look at the strange history of this idea, Another Freedom delivers a nuanced portrait of freedom, one whose repercussions will be felt well into the future.
Über den Autor:
Svetlana Boym is the Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, as well as an associate of the Graduate School of Design and Architecture. A writer, theorist, and media artist, she is the author of The Future of Nostalgia, among other publications.
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Buchbeschreibung The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2010. Hardback. Buchzustand: New. 232 x 156 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. From political debates about global free markets to local free lunches, today the word freedom is in danger of becoming a distorted and tired cliche. In Another Freedom , Svetlana Boym explores the rich history of the idea of freedom, from its origins in ancient Greece through the present day, suggesting that our attempts to imagine freedom should occupy the space of not only what is but also what if . Beginning with notions of sacrifice and the emergence of a public sphere for politics and art, Boym expands her account to include the relationships between freedom and liberty, modernity and terror, political dissent and creative estrangement, and love and freedom of the other. While depicting a world of differences, Boym affirms lasting cross-cultural solidarities with the commitment to passionate thinking that reflection on freedom requires. Another Freedom is filled with stories that illuminate our own sense of what it means to be free, and it assembles a truly remarkable cast of characters: Warburg and Euripides, Pushkin and Tocqueville, Kafka and Osip Mandelshtam, Arendt and Heidegger, and an imagined encounter between Dostoevsky and Marx on the streets of Paris.What are the limits of freedom and how can it be imagined anew? Reflecting upon her experience as a Leningrad native transplanted to the United States, Boym dares to ask whether American freedom can be transported across the national border. With these questions in mind, Boym attempts to reinvent freedom as something infinitely improbable - yet nevertheless still possible. By offering a fresh look at the strange history of this idea and opening a new arena of inquiry, Another Freedom delivers a nuanced portrait of freedom s unpredictable occurrences and unexplored plots, one whose repercussions will be felt well into the future. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BTE9780226069739
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