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Jean-Fraṅois Lyotard / Kiff Bamford.

Author/creator Bamford, Kiff author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info London : Reaktion Books, 2017.
Description176 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Critical lives
Critical lives (London, England) ^A697114
Summary Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the most important, and complex, French thinkers of the twentieth century. Best known in the English-speaking world for his book 'The Postmodern Condition', the multi-faceted nature of Lyotard's work has often been obscured by its sometimes problematic association with the postmodern. His life refuses to follow the clear trajectory common to academics in France: it stalls and hesitates, with Lyotard's first 'career' consisting of fifteen years of militant Marxist political engagement. Kiff Bamford traces this circuitous journey, unravelling the thrust of Lyotard's main philosophical arguments, his struggle with thinking and his confrontation with the task of writing and thinking philosophy in a different way. These all take place within a series of very particular contexts: the Algerian war, the experimental university at Vincennes and a sustained engagement with the visual arts.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN1780238088 paperback
ISBN9781780238081 paperback

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