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Wittgenstein and Modernism

Michael LeMahieu and Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé


This book offers the first collection to address the rich, vexed, and often contradictory relationship between modernism—the twentieth century’s predominant cultural and artistic movement—and Wittgenstein, one of its preeminent and most enduring philosophers. In doing so it offers rich new understandings of both. Michael LeMahieu Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé bring together scholars in both twentieth-century philosophy and modern literary studies to put Wittgenstein into dialogue with some of modernism’s most iconic figures, including Samuel Beckett, Saul Bellow, Walter Benjamin, Henry James, James Jo ... More

Keywords: Ludwig Wittgenstein, modernism, Tractatus, Samuel Beckett, Saul Bellow, Walter Benjamin, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, Henry James

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226420370
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael LeMahieu, editor
Clemson University

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé, editor
Tulane University

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