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In 1916, in a remote cottage on the west coast of Ireland, an unlikely collection of fugitives gathers. Ludwig Wittgenstein has run away from Cambridge and English insularity. His traveling companion, Nikolai Bakhtin (brother of the Marxist aesthetician), has been through the gamut of revolutionary sects and is now devoting himself to gluttony. Into their retreat stumble J...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Verso
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The blending of literature, politics and theory is a wonderful jaunt. Eagleton applies a heavy hand in his fictional debut to the reader's disservice. The curtain rises and Nikolai Bakhtin is pontificating on Hegel to a pub in Ireland, one of the lads pauses and offers an aside, this gent is sharp enough to read Mass. All these years later, I smile in recollection. Placing Wittgenstein, Roger Casement and Leopold Bloom alongside the other Bakhtin would appear to spoli the broth. The result isn't...more
Ferda Nihat Köksoy
Kitaptan Alıntılar ve Sentezler:
-Herşeyin gözle GÖRÜNÜR olması dayanılmazdır.

-SOYUT BİLGİ masum değildir, hayatı terörize edebilir; SÖZLER tüfek kadar sahicidir.

-DEVRİM için "BİR ÇIRPIDA" düşüncesi, Tanrı düşüncesi gibi metafiziktir. Aynı şekilde, "BÜTÜNSEL KOPUŞ" fikri de "SAF SÜREKLİLİK" GİBİ yanılsamadır.

-ÖLÜMün kaçınılmazlığını bildiğimiz halde başkaldırabilmek, olabilecek en son ve en saf özgürlüktür.

-Dehşeti ne denli ayrıntılı çiz...more
Mar 04, 2008 Matt rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: People who drop the name Eagleton.
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Maughn Gregory
As short as this novel is, only about half of it is a novel; the other half is Marxist philosophical reverie. Eagleton is a brilliant writer in both genres but I wasn't happy with the way he blended them here (compared to, say, Moby Dick, where that blend is wonderful). Also, I agree with many other reviewers that his brilliance sometimes gets in the way, as if hyper-cleverness were the point.
The premise of the book is good fun, and it's rollicking writing which practically reads itself. Although it is (naturally) only entirely amusing at first, I wonder if making Wittgenstein and Bakhtin such *unrelenting* cartoons may get a bit wearing. No regrets on either reading or re-reading, though, to be sure.
Benim favori kitaplarımdan biri. Zaten Eagleton da muhtemelen, roman böyle yazılır arkadaşlar demek için yazdı bu romanı. Hem kurgusu sağlam, hem içeriği. Anakronizmi de çok keyif verici.

Keşke Türk Edebiyatı'nda da bir Eagleton etkisi görülse, böyle şeyler yazsa genç arkadaşlar.
wittgenstein, russell, bahtin ve de üstüne mr. bloom'un sohbetleri! çok çok iyi gelir.
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Widely regarded as Britain's most influential living literary critic & theorist, Dr Eagleton currently serves as Distinguished Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Lancaster & as Visiting Prof. at the Nat'l Univ. of Ireland, Galway. He was Thomas Warton Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Oxford ('92-01) & John Edward Taylor Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Ma...more
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