By Clark Buckner
The Coen Brothers’ movies are rife with figures of absence. In The substantial 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 includes a dupe who attracts zeros through the movie, enthusiastically proclaiming, “You understand, 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’ movies that allows you to articulate the shut proximity and supreme competition among Lacanian psychoanalysis and Derridean deconstruction. within the strategy, he situates either theories in dating to Heidegger’s existential phenomenology, and undertakes a comparative research of the negativity in demise, language, force, nervousness, visible belief, paternity, and the subconscious. Formulating probably the most theoretically rigorous readings of the Coens’ oeuvre up to now, Buckner additionally bargains a readable evaluation of a few relevant debates in overdue twentieth-century continental philosophy.
Clark Buckner teaches within the tuition of Interdisciplinary stories on the San Francisco artwork Institute and is the coeditor (with Matthew Statler) of Styles of Piety: practising Philosophy After the loss of life of God.
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Apropos of Nothing: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, and the Coen Brothers (SUNY series, Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature) by Clark Buckner