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Barber of Kasbeam Nabokov on Cruelty (Chapbooks in Literature Ser.) by Richard Rorty

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Published by Bennington College .
Written in English


  • Russian&Former Soviet Union,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literature: Classics

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Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11629774M
ISBN 100961494069
ISBN 109780961494063

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  Nabokov is listing “the nerves of the novel the secret points, the subliminal coordinate by means of which the book is plotted” (p. ). Among these secret points, he tells us, is “the Kasbeam barber (who cost me a month of work).” This barber appears in only one sentence. Barber of Kasbeam: Nabokov on Cruelty: Rorty, Richard: Books - Skip to main Hello, Sign in. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Try. Prime Cart. Books. Go Search Hello Select your address Author: Richard Rorty. The barber of Kasbeam To introduce the last major theme of the book, Rorty discusses one of the greatest novelists to ever live, Nabokov. The main thrust of Rorty's ideas is basically this: A person who holds their final vocabularies in doubt will notice in Nabokov's novels that there are arguments that we should augment or change : Richard Rorty. In this book, major American philosopher Richard Rorty argues that thinkers such as Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein have enabled societies to see themselves as historical contingencies, rather than as expressions of underlying, ahistorical human nature, or as realizations of suprahistorical goals. This ironic perspective on the human condition is valuable but it cannot advance Liberalism's 4/5(10).

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