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The Ascetic Imperative in Culture and Criticism
by Geoffrey Galt Harpham
Binding: Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Weight: 1.37 pound
Dimension: H: 0.79 x L: 8.95 x W: 6.07 inches
ISBN 10: 0226316920
ISBN 13: 9780226316925
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In this bold interdisciplinary work, Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that asceticism has played a major role in shaping Western ideas of the body, writing, ethics, and aesthetics. He suggests that we consider the ascetic as 'the 'cultural' element in culture,' and presents a close analysis of works by Athanasius, Augustine, Matthias, Gr newald, Nietzsche, Foucault, and other thinkers as proof of the extent of asceticism's resources. Harpham demonstrates the usefulness of his findings by deriving from asceticism a 'discourse of resistance,' a code of interpretation ultimately more generous and humane than those currently available to us.


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