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The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

Sharon Cameron


In Robert Bresson’s cinematography the linkage of fragmented, heterogeneous images challenges our assumption that we know what things are, or the infinite ways persons, animals, and material objects can be attuned or entangled. In Bresson’s films, an aesthetic principle thus becomes an ethical instrument to carve out an ontology in which the truth of categorical fixities is menaced. The Bond of the Furthest Apart argues that Bresson’s visionary rethinkings run parallel to suppositions about individuality, ontology, and the demystification of human privilege in the philosophical fiction of Tols ... More

Keywords: Bresson, aesthetic, ethical, ontology, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Kafka, counterpoint, categorical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226413907
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226414232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Cameron, author
Johns Hopkins University