Existential Monday: Philosophical Essays (New York Review Books Classics)

Existential Monday: Philosophical Essays (New York Review Books Classics)


Benjamin Fondane—who used to be born and proficient in Romania, moved as an grownup to Paris, lived for a time in Buenos Aires, the place he was once with reference to Victoria Ocampo, Jorge Luis Borges’s buddy and writer, and died in Auschwitz—was an artist and philosopher who present in each restrict, in each border, “a torture and a spur.” Poet, critic, guy of the theater, motion picture director, Fondane was once the main bold of the existentialists, a metaphysical anarchist, asserting person opposed to these nice abstractions that restrict human freedom—the kingdom, historical past, the legislation, the Idea.
 
Existential Monday, the 1st number of his philosophical paintings to seem in English, contains 4 of Fondane's so much thought-provoking and significant texts, "Existential Monday and the Sunday of History," "Preface for the current Moment," "Man sooner than historical past" (co-translated through Andrew Rubens), and "Boredom." right here Fondane, in the past little-known other than to experts, emerges as one of many enduring French philosophers of the 20th century.

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