By Clark Buckner
The Coen Brothers’ motion pictures are rife with figures of absence. In The colossal Lebowski, the Dude does not anything. he's wear the path of a kidnapping that by no means occurred, and solves the crime whilst he realizes that he paid the ransom with “a ringer for a ringer.” The Hudsucker Proxy encompasses a dupe who attracts zeros in the course of 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’ motion pictures so one can articulate the shut proximity and supreme competition among Lacanian psychoanalysis and Derridean deconstruction. within the procedure, he situates either theories in courting to Heidegger’s existential phenomenology, and undertakes a comparative research of the negativity in dying, language, force, anxiousness, visible notion, paternity, and the subconscious. Formulating probably the most theoretically rigorous readings of the Coens’ oeuvre thus far, Buckner additionally bargains a readable review of a few critical debates in past due twentieth-century continental philosophy.
Clark Buckner teaches within the college of Interdisciplinary reports on the San Francisco paintings Institute and is the coeditor (with Matthew Statler) of Styles of Piety: working towards Philosophy After the dying of God.
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Apropos of Nothing: Deconstruction, Psychoanalysis, and the Coen Brothers (SUNY series, Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature) by Clark Buckner