Comparative Encounters between Artaud, Michaux and the Zhuangzi: Rationality, Cosmology and Ethics

Li, Xiaofan Amy (2015) Comparative Encounters between Artaud, Michaux and the Zhuangzi: Rationality, Cosmology and Ethics. Transcript Series . Legenda, Oxford, 186 pp. ISBN 978-1-909662-67-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The encounter between different minds and perspectives across time and space has always haunted the literary and philosophical imagination. Just such an encounter is staged and played out in this comparative study, which connects the twentieth-century Francophone writers Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) and Henri Michaux (1899-1984) with the ancient Chinese text Zhuangzi (c. 4th-3rd century BCE). These disparate texts are bridged by questions that draw them into close dialogue: how can Artaud and Michaux, who read about and admired ancient Chinese literature and culture, be rethought through certain philosophical concerns that the Zhuangzi raises? If the points of conceptual intersection focus on rationality, cosmology and ethics, what can they tell us about these important issues? By imagining, constructing and developing this thought-encounter, Li re-envisages Artaud, Michaux and the Zhuangzi through the kaleidoscope of comparative interpretation, juxtaposing and recombining ideas and contexts to form new patterns and meanings.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN865 Comparative Literature
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > French
Depositing User: Xiaofan Amy Li
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 10:29 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57667 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Li, Xiaofan Amy: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8053-9927
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