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Knot of the SoulMadness, Psychoanalysis, Islam$
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Stefania Pandolfo

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226464923

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.001.0001

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Taʿbīr: Figuration and the “Torment of Life”

Taʿbīr: Figuration and the “Torment of Life”

(p.141) Five Taʿbīr: Figuration and the “Torment of Life”
Knot of the Soul

Stefania Pandolfo

University of Chicago Press

In this section, the author engages with the paintings and life of a man referred to as Ilyas, as well as the life of Samia, his companion, and their bond in the surroundings of illness. She reflects on the hermeneutic and ontological status of Ilyas's images, and their agentive force in their lives. She also connects the Islamic tradition on which Ilyas draws to the psychoanalytic writings of Binswanger, Warburg, and Lacan.

Keywords:   Ilyas, Samia, illness, paintings, agentive force, Islam, psychoanalysis, Binswanger, Warburg, Lacan

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