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The Malady of Grief: Kristeva on Marguerite Duras - Rescheduled
Let's explore the thoughtworld of French writer and filmmaker Marguerite Duras via Julia Kristeva. To read: An essay on Duras by Edmund White and Kristeva's chapter about Duras from "Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia." Among many other works Duras penned the screenplay for 1959's Hiroshima, Mon Amor, a film that, critic Jonathon Sturgeon writes, "acknowledges how the immense weight of an immediate and incomprehensibly violent past has broken the time of the present and preemptively attacked the future." Sturgeon adds that Duras' "tendency, in her near-perfect later films and fiction, to work at the edge of narrative, along with a basic American negligence — an irony given that American postmodern writers would co-opt her techniques to weakened effect — has obscured her importance." Edmund White's essay: Julia Kristeva's analysis: We will be at the Kitchen Table at Next Door Cafe.

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The Chicago Philosophy Meetup is a community of groups created by and for people interested in engagements with philosophy and the history of such engagements. On the CPM meetup site you will find announcements of events suggested and hosted by individual members and coordinated by volunteer organizers, as well as opportunities for online discussion with others who share these interests.

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-- from "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus," Wittgenstein

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