By Clark Buckner
The Coen Brothers’ motion pictures are rife with figures of absence. In The mammoth 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 incorporates a dupe who attracts zeros during the movie, enthusiastically proclaiming, “You be aware of, 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 so that it will articulate the shut proximity and supreme competition among Lacanian psychoanalysis and Derridean deconstruction. within the strategy, he situates either theories in courting to Heidegger’s existential phenomenology, and undertakes a comparative research of the negativity in loss of life, language, force, anxiousness, 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 evaluate of a few important debates in overdue twentieth-century continental philosophy.
Clark Buckner teaches within the university of Interdisciplinary experiences on the San Francisco paintings Institute and is the coeditor (with Matthew Statler) of Styles of Piety: training 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