Posts By Seán Sheehan

Keeping the Wound Open

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Book Review: What Ever Happened to Modernism? Gabriel Josipovici (Yale University Press 2010) When a dreadful book like Howard Jacobson’s The Finkler Question can win a major literary award against a novel like Tom McCarthy’s…

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They All Hate Me

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Lacan But Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock, edited by Slavoj Žižek (Verso) Hitchcock, piece by piece, by Laurent Bouzereau (Abrams) Alfred Hitchcock Masters of the Cinema, by Krohn…

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Inside the Trojan Horse

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Book Review:Yeats and Violence: Michael Wood (Oxford University Press, 2010) Violence moves restlessly through Yeats’ poetry.  It is there in ‘The Magi‘ (written in 1913) with its Three Kings who ‘Being by Calvary’s turbulence unsatisfied’…

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Reading Badiou

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The Communist Hypothesis, Alain Badiou (Verso 2010) Alain Badiou: Key Concepts, edited by A.J. Bartlett & Justin Clemens (Acumen Publishing, 2010) Badiou’s Being and Event, Christopher Norris (Continuum 2009) Alain Badiou could be the most…

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