Society Member Luciano De Fiore Publishes New Edition of Book on Roth

November 30, 2018

The  new edition of De Fiore's Philip Roth – Fantasmi del desiderio (Philip Roth - Ghosts of Desire) has just been published in Italy. A description of the book is down below:


Philip Roth. Fantasmi del desiderio Jews of America, the main alter egos of Philip Roth carry on their shoulders the diaspora, the Shoah, the Prohibition and the dream of the New Deal, the authoritarian temptations of Lindbergh and Nixon. They lived through McCarthyism and segregation, the New Culture and the sexual revolution, the wars in Korea and Vietnam, and the two "Desert Storms". In their eyes, the lightning of the Boeings against the Twin Towers, the 9.11 burning and the oath of the first African-American President. Luciano De Fiore traces the supply chain of the great writer's novels, interweaving life and writing through the lens of desire. In Philip Roth’s work, in fact, the maintenance of the desiring dimension is what preserves the subject’s division, allowing it to remain healthy. "Counterlife" is the word to which he entrusts the contradiction of living, perfectly embodied by its protagonists, always ambivalent in their progress between life and counterlife.


Introduction of Antonio Monda.

Print Length: 232 pages Publisher: Castelvecchi Publication Date: October 31, 2018 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: Italian ISBN-10: 8832824914 ISBN-13: 978-8832824919


About the author Luciano De Fiore (1955) teaches History of Modern Philosophy at Sapienza, University of Rome. He deals with philosophy, psychoanalysis, art, and scientific publishing. Among his latest publications: The deserted city. Reading the Absolute Knowledge in Hegel’s Phenomenology of spirit (2012), Even the sea dreams. Philosophy and Waves (2013), Practical Answers, Holy Responses. Pasolini, Time and Politics (2018).





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