Corporeal Cartographies

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Philipp Hofmann

The Body in the Novels of Leonard Cohen

ISBN 978-3-643-11035-0
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2011
Seiten 304
Bindung broschiert
Reihe n-1 | work – science – medium

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The book focuses on the importance of corporeality in Leonard Cohen’s
prose works The Favourite Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966). It
argues that prevailing post-structuralist theories that describe the body
as discursively constructed cannot do justice to the real and violent
proportions of the bodies in Cohen’s visionary texts. These theories
should be complemented by the neo-materialist approach developed by French
philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, who stress the importance
of physical forces and intensities that affect the production and the
expression of bodies, both in life and art.

Dr. Philipp Hofmann lehrt am Englischen Seminar der Universität zu Köln.