Specular resentment : San-Antonio, Céline and the use of proletarian rhetoric in literary criticism

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Abstract

The charge of »Ressentiment« can in today's world – less from traditionally conservative quarters than from the neo-positivist discourses of particular forms of liberalism – be used to undermine the argumentative credibility of political opponents, dissidents and those who call for greater »justice«. The essays in this volume draw on the broad spectrum of cultural discourse on »Ressentiment«, both in historical and contemporary contexts. Starting with its conceptual genesis, the essays also show contemporary nuances of »Ressentiment« as well as its influence on aesthetic and literary discourse in the 20th century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-thinking Ressentiment On the Limits of Criticism and the Limits of its Critics
EditorsMary Gallagher, Jeanne Riou
Place of PublicationBielefeld
PublisherTranscript Verlag
Pagespp. 133-148
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)ISBN 978-3-8376-2128-0
Publication statusPublished - 01 Feb 2016

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