Commiserating with Devastated Things (Hardcover)

Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

By Jason M. Wirth

Fordham University Press, 9780823268207, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2015

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Commiserating with Devastated Things seeks to understand the place Milan Kundera calls "the universe of the novel." Working through Kundera's oeuvre as well as the continental philosophical tradition, Wirth argues that Kundera transforms--not applies--philosophical reflection within literature.

Reading between Kundera's work and his self-avowed tradition, from Kafka to Hermann Broch, Wirth asks what it might mean to insist that philosophy does not have a monopoly on wisdom, that the novel has its own modes of wisdom that challenge philosophy's.

About the Author

Jason Wirth is Professor of Philosophy and the current Piggott-McCone chair of the Arts and Sciences at Seattle University.