“Avital Ronell installs the telephone in the space of thinking Heidegger reserves for poetry and art, producing a series of reflections on philosophy. Avital Ronell. · Rating details · ratings · 10 reviews. The telephone marks the place of an absence. Affiliated with discontinuity, alarm, and silence. Avital Ronell is Professor of German, comparative literature, and English at New York University, where she directs the Research in Trauma and Violence p.

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User Review – Flag as avitak Library. At the limit of the test as that which grounds scientific knowledge, Ronell questions the distinction between the literary and human sciences as this distinction depends upon the constitutive limits of fiction and witnessing. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

The Telephone Book Technology–Schizophrenia–Electric Speech

The chapter’s text creates ‘rivers’ that run through the middle of the page. Perhaps it could be useful, while entertaining and relevant, to broadening my language horizons. Avital Ronell Average rating: Lance Loeffler rated it it was ok Jul 26, Among other things, loving has to be declared and known, and thus involves an element of risk for the one who loves and who, abandoning any guarantee of reciprocity, braves the consequences when naming that love.

The book is very verbose, but anything less would undermine its authority and its lingual nature. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Avital Ronell in Conversation with Anne Dufourmantellepg. Ronell names Goethe the “secret councilor Geheimrat ” of Freud and already anticipates her work on the Rat Man in the third footnote where she alludes to the “suppository logic, inserting the vital element into the narrative of the other.


I said the only book unlike any other book I had ever read was a book called The Telephone Book. This is a re-read sparked by a conversation with a dear friend up in San Francisco.

Ronell also speaks of the appearance of the telephone in the literary works of Duras, Joyce, Kafka, Rilke, and Strindberg. We could never make heads or tails. Her work thus questions the structure of the test as it functions to legitimate everything from research to love and trauma.

Ronell also speaks of the appearance of the telephone in the literary works of Duras, Joyce, Kafka, Rilke, and Strindberg.

Heralded by Nietzsche as “the best German book,” Conversations with Eckermann contains Goethe’s last thoughts about art, poetry, politics, religion, and the fate of German literature and philosophy. Oct 23, Ryan rated it did not like it Shelves: To the extent that loving is moved by a kind of disclosive energy, it puts itself out there, shows up for the other, even where the other proves to be a rigorous no-show.

I’m an educated person, but the inside references and jargon left me far behind. The book is about the distinction between inventing the telephone and using it.

I was very intrigued by the notions of the telephone and its place in our world. It is tall and narrow, black with subtle raised squares on the cover. The text opens with a series of sixteen “hits” informative of both the structure of doing drugs and of the structure of cultural transmission.


Avital Ronell has done nothing rnell than consider the impact of the telephone on modern thought. This book helped me describe vaital of those things that sometimes get lost in the banality of our day. Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech.

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Watson, his assistant, who used to communicate with spirits, was eager to get the telephone to tleephone, and thus to link technology with phantoms and phantasms. The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Archived from the original on 20 Jan It only reaches the level of quasi-concept. She is also a core faculty member at the European Graduate School. Juan Cardenas rated it liked it Sep 02, Views Read Edit View history. No categories specified categorize this paper. afital

The Ear of the Other: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The “hits” serve as a series telepuone references which survey the literary and philosophical landscape as relates to drugs.