Art and Answerability

Art and Answerability

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Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) is one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century philosophical thought. Art and Answerability contains three of his early essays from the years following the Russian Revolution, when Bakhtin and other intellectuals eagerly participated in the debates, lectures, demonstrations, and manifesto writing of the period. Because they predate works that have already been translated, these essaysa€”qArt and Answerability, q qAuthor and Hero in Aesthetic Activity, q and qThe Problem of Content, Material, and Form in Verbal Artqa€”are essential to a comprehensive understanding of Bakhtin's later works. A superb introduction by Michael Holquist sets out the major themes and concerns of the three essays and identifies their place in the canon of Bakhtin's work and in intellectual history. The introduction, together with Vadim Liapunov's scholarly gloss, makes these essays accessible to students as well as scholars.Early Philosophical Essays M. M. Bakhtin Michael Holquist. historian of religion, and ... in which he addressed the following words to Epicurus: a€œIf you remove publicity from our life as you might the illumination at a drinking party, so that everyanbsp;...

Title:Art and Answerability
Author:M. M. Bakhtin
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2011-01-01


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