IBNA- ‘Philosophy of the Novel’ (2018), a book on literary criticism by an expert of ‎Philosophy and Literature Barry Stocker has been published in Persian and is available ‎at Iranian bookstores. ‎
Literary criticism book ‘Philosophy of the Novel’ available in Persian
Considering the provocative concept that the history of philosophy would not exist without the novel, the book has been translated into Persian by Yasser Pouresma’eil. Lega publishing in Tehran has released ‘Philosophy of the Novel’ in 286 pages.
This book explores the aesthetics of the novel from the perspective of Continental European philosophy, presenting a theory on the philosophical definition and importance of the novel as a literary genre. It analyses a variety of individuals whose work is reflected in both theoretical literary criticism and Continental European aesthetics, including Mikhail Bakhtin, Georg Lukács, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin.
Moving through material from the eighteenth century and ancient Greek philosophy and aesthetics, the book provides comprehensive coverage of the major positions on the philosophy of the novel.
Distinctive features include the importance of Vico’s view of the epic to understanding the novel, the importance of Kierkegaard’s view of the novel and irony along with his other aesthetic views, the different possibilities associated with seeing the novel as ‘mimetic’ and the importance of Proust in understanding the genre in all its philosophical aspects, relating the issue of the philosophical aesthetics of the novel with the issue of philosophy written as a novel and the interaction between these two alternative positions.
Barry Stocker teaches philosophy at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. He is the author of ‘Derrida on Deconstruction’ (2006) and ‘Kierkegaard on Politics’ (2014). He is the editor of ‘Post-Analytic Tractatus’ (2004) and ‘Derrida: Basic Writings’ (2007). He is the co-editor of ‘Nietzsche as Political Philosopher’ (2014).
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