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"[Dictations] will change not only the way we read Goethe, but the way we read". -Rainer Nagele, author of Reading after Freud. Dictations treats the way in which Goethe continues to speak from beyond the grave; not only in the texts of Kafka, Nietzsche, and Freud, but also in the ventriloquised writings of the spiritualist, Johann Peter Eckermann.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by University of Illinois Press (first published November 1st 1993)
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Avital Ronell is Professor of German, comparative literature, and English at New York University, where she directs the Research in Trauma and Violence project, and has also written as a literary critic, a feminist, and philosopher.

Ronell to Israeli diplomats and was a performance artist before entering academia.

She gained a B.A. from Middlebury College and studied with Jacob Taubes at the Hermen
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