Goethe after Lanzmann: Literature Represents “<i>X</i>”

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230006
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235285 | DOI:
Goethe after Lanzmann: Literature Represents “X”

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This chapter explains how literature can affect change, especially through representation. Lanzmann's usage of language in his movie to denote fiction is compared with how Goethe used language in “making fictitious buildings”. It argues that an articulated word that is malleable can be connected to sensory experiences, rather than words that do not directly denote anything, like“here”.

Keywords: literature; representation; language; fiction; sensory experiences

Chapter.  1079 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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