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Човекът като комедия
Man as Comedy

Author(s): Miglena Nikolchina
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: unfreedom; Mamardashvili; femininity; humanity; comedy

Summary/Abstract: Drawing on Mamardashvili, the text moves from the idea of femininity as the ‘irony of the Community’ to the idea of ‘man as comedy’ as a possible new framework for understanding human plasticity. Perhaps ‘man’ is fi nished but then again perhaps humanity has become unfi nished in an altogether different manner. The tragic mode of producing man through a ceaseless effort at differentiation from the sacrifi cial animal seems to have switched over to a comic principle (and here I rely on Mladen Dolar’s and Alenka Zupančič’s writing on comedy and the uncanny) of wrestling with the machine as the paradigm for unfreedom that better fi ts us today.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 111-126
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian