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    Destruction, narrative and the excess of uniqueness: reading Cavarero on violence and narration

    Huzar, Timothy J. (2018) Destruction, narrative and the excess of uniqueness: reading Cavarero on violence and narration. Critical Horizons 19 (2), pp. 157-172. ISSN 1440-9917.

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    Abstract

    In this article, I critically engage Adriana Cavarero’s account of uniqueness via an analysis of her work on narrativity and violence. I suggest there is an ambivalence in Cavarero’s account of uniqueness: Cavarero argues both that uniqueness is susceptible to destruction, and that it cannot finally be annihilated. To make this clear I use Cavarero’s account to read a narrative offered by Miklós Nyiszli, of a woman who survived an Auschwitz gas chamber. I contrast this to Cavarero’s reading of Eurydice and Orpheus, arguing that the ambivalence in Cavarero’s account can be resolved by thinking an excess proper to uniqueness.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Depositing User: Tim Huzar
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 11:30
    Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 11:30
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/46900

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