Stay, Illusion! Simon Critchley, Jamieson Webster, and Hari Kunzru discuss Hamlet

In Stay, Illusion!, professor Simon Critchley and his wife, pychoanalyst, Jamieson Wiebster submit Hamlet to a prismatic set of readings, studying the play alongside other writers, philosophers, and psychoanalysts, from Benjamin, Lacan, Nietzsche, and Freud, to Melville and Joyce. Their witty exploration succeeds in showing us that--like an insistent ghost--Hamlet only has more to tell us with each passing era. Critchley and Wiebster will read from and discuss the book with Hari Kunzru, author, most recently, of Gods Without Men. Don't let inaction keep you away! We hope you can decide to come. Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. He also teaches at Tilburg University and the European Graduate School. His many books include Very Little . . . Almost Nothing, The Faith of the Faithless, and The Book of Dead Philosophers. He is the series moderator of The Stone, a philosophy column in The New York Times, to which he is a frequent contributor. Jamieson Webster is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She is the author of The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis: On Unconscious Desire and Its Sublimation and has written for Apology, Cabinet, The New York Times, and many psychoanalytic publications. She teaches at Eugene Lang College at the New School and supervises doctoral students in clinical psychology at the City University of New York.

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ISBN: 9780307907615
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Published: Pantheon Books - June 25th, 2013