By Clark Buckner
The Coen Brothers’ movies are rife with figures of absence. In The gigantic Lebowski, the Dude does not anything. he's wear the path of a kidnapping that by no means occurred, and solves the crime while he realizes that he paid the ransom with “a ringer for a ringer.” The Hudsucker Proxy encompasses a dupe who attracts zeros in the course of the movie, enthusiastically proclaiming, “You recognize, for the kids!” Barton Fink is a movie that revolves round the absence of a movie. In Apropos of Nothing, Clark Buckner appeals to those and different figures of the void within the Coen Brothers’ motion pictures with the intention to articulate the shut proximity and supreme competition among Lacanian psychoanalysis and Derridean deconstruction. within the approach, he situates either theories in dating to Heidegger’s existential phenomenology, and undertakes a comparative research of the negativity in loss of life, language, force, nervousness, visible conception, paternity, and the subconscious. Formulating the most theoretically rigorous readings of the Coens’ oeuvre so far, Buckner additionally bargains a readable assessment of a few principal debates in past due twentieth-century continental philosophy.
Clark Buckner teaches within the institution of Interdisciplinary reviews on the San Francisco artwork Institute and is the coeditor (with Matthew Statler) of Styles of Piety: training Philosophy After the dying of God.
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Apropos of Nothing: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, and the Coen Brothers (SUNY series, Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature) by Clark Buckner