Faust's Building: Theory as Practice

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:
Faust's Building: Theory as Practice

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This chapter studies Faust by Marshall Berman and analyzes its structure of modernity as both constitutive and destructive of history. It defines its structure and the usage of language in its plot. As plot is revealed, through the violence of its installation, the appearance of a delimited place where fluidity had naturally reigned, such as system of containment and translation destroys life.

Keywords: Faust; Marshall Berman; modernity; plot analysis; language

Chapter.  6571 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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