Their topics include Nietzsche's dawn of dissent: Morgenrote and the modernist impulse, Twilight of the Idols and the dawn of modernity, peacocks and buffaloes: Nietzsche and the problems of modern spectacle, Nietzsche's decadent modernism, and responding to the crisis of philosophy in modernity: from Nietzsche's perspectivism to Musil's essayism
. A final section comprises a glossary of Nietzsche's terms.
" to suggest both the indeterminate character of
Another feature of open architectonic novels is their essayism
, which manifests itself in their frequent use of lengthy passages of "undisguised philosophical speculation, theoretical discussions on the nature of art", as well as metafictional musings on the creative process and openly autobiographical references on the part of the author--with a view to breaking the frame and blurring the distinction between fiction and non-fiction (52-53).
(8.) It is true, however, that Fernandes's polemical critique of essayism
can be seen as part of a strategy for affirming sociology as a scientific discipline, a procedure to a large extent analogous to the subsequent controversy between political science and sociology.
Virginia Woolf's Essayism
. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2012.
(4 February 1813) Once again, we see Austen picking away at the received notion that the artistic worth of a novel depends simply on the quantity of overt subject matter that it puts right before us to be consumed, those gobbets of essayism
that lesser writers might anxiously insert in order to underwrite the relevance and intellectual credibility of their main narratives.
In this paper, we explore the aesthetic intricacies of Herzog's documentary essayism
and argue that it is primarily Herzog's subjectivity as a filmmaker and as a cinephile that defines his essayistic approach.
"The Politics of Longevity: Hans-Jurgen Syberberg's Essayism
and the Art of Outliving Oneself." NGC 120 (2013): 137-70.
Leo Robson in The New Statesman classifies Barnes's novella as a testimony to his sustained predilection for essayism
. He argues that his fictional works "purr with the same contented ease" as the many essays he has written throughout his career.
(17) One model for such professional literary and cultural-critical temporization, in the "new stationary states" to come, might be found in a now widely proposed, if nowhere enacted "revaluation of the essay" and of a certain essayism
(18) against a fetishization of rigor as bulk, rather than depth of thought.