The first comprehensive anthology of Jean-Francois Lyotard's writings together with a critical guide. The Lyotard Reader and Guide is designed as a one-stop companion to his thought. It covers the full range of Lyotard's work, from beginning to end, through his three main books (Discours, figure, Libidinal Economy and The Differend) and up to his influential essays in The Inhuman and Postmodern Fables. The readings are organised in sections on philosophy, politics, art and literature for ease of use. Detailed introductions to each section explain Lyotard's key ideas and raise criticisms, providing a clear critical introduction to Lyotard and his works. As a sourcebook and guide the book will be indispensable for the subjects touched by Lyotard's ground-breaking conceptual innovations and ideas, notably, philosophy, critical theory, literature, art and politics.
Key features *The most up-to-date and comprehensive volume available *Includes the most important as well as less well known texts and newly translated work *Carefully selected and presented by leading Lyotard scholars *Broad coverage in sections covering Philosophy, Literature, Politics and Art *Full explanatory introductions to each section as well as a General Introduction provide a critical guide to Lyotard's work
Keith Crome is Lecturer in Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is author of Lyotard and Greek Thought: Sophistry (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). James Williams is Professor of European Philosophy at the University of Dundee. He has published widely on Deleuze, including Gilles Deleuze's Logic of Sense: a Critical Introduction and Guide (Edinburgh University Press, 2008), The Transversal Thought of Gilles Deleuze: Encounters and Influences (Manchester: Clinamen, 2005) and Gilles Deleuze's Difference and Repetition: a Critical Introduction and Guide (Edinburgh University Press, 2003)