What are the conditions, structures, masks and moves that allow one to play false? This question is posed with special attention to the theological, political, ethical and theatrical dimensions of betrayal, as they emerge in specific texts throughout the Western tradition. Works by Chariton, Seneca, Chaucer, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Kant, Goethe, Schiller, Hegel, Kleist, Hamsun, Pound, Benjamin, Borges, Koestler, Roth, Bruno Doessekker alias Binjamin Wilkomirski and Fassbinder take centre stage in these diverse examinations of betrayal.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 345
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 20 mm
Edition: New edition