The Play of Light: Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Hocquard, and Friends (Suny Series) (Paperback)

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Drawing from five contemporary French poets--Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Hocquard, Danielle Collobert, Anne Portugal, and Jacques Jouet--Ann Smock juxtaposes them and provides a milieu suitable for philosophical reflection on identity, on not-being and being, on communication, and on secrets. Smock also includes thinkers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Giorgio Agamben, who contribute to the conversation, as do Jean-Luc Nancy and Maurice Blanchot. Though the poems considered here are often thought difficult, Smock maintains a light touch throughout. She writes in an accessible, even pleasurable style while contributing to the scholarly study of literature at the border shared by poetry and philosophy.

About the Author


Ann Smock is Professor Emerita of French at the University California, Berkeley. She is the author of What Is There to Say? and Double Dealing.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781438481500
ISBN-10: 1438481500
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Suny Series