The Incident at Antioch / l'Incident d'Antioche: A Tragedy in Three Acts / Tragédie En Trois Actes

Alain Badiou (Author) Susan Spitzer (Translator)
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Product Details

Columbia University Press
Publish Date
February 19, 2013
6.2 X 9.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Alain Badiou (PhD, Philosophy, Ecole Normale Superieure) holds the Rene Descartes Chair at the European Graduate School; he also teaches at the Ecole Normale Superieure and the College International de Philosophie in Paris. He is the author of several successful novels and plays as well as more than a dozen philosophical works, including his masterwork, Being and Event (Continuum, 2007), and several Columbia titles, includng Plato's Republic (2013) and Jacques Lacan Past and Present (2016).


A terse political treatise.... [The Incident at Antioch] is a worthwhile read for anyone wanting to gain further insight into, or who would perhaps enjoy walking the country road through the beet field that is, Badiou's undertaking.--Elisabeth Paquette "The European Legacy "
Badiou resembles Sartre in the versatility, creativity, and energy that make them major literary authors as well as philosophers. It is a measure of Spitzer's talent as a translator that she manages to preserve the literariness of Badiou's language--its difficulty, strangeness, and beauty--while making it vivid and fluid and consistent with the syntactical and grammatical demands of English.--Joseph Litvak, Tufts University
Badiou's work on and in the theatre are considerable contributions not only for their ability to give a sense of what a Badiouian approach to performance and theatre studies might be, but also for their capacity to bring Badiou's deep engagement with theatre to light for English-speaking scholars across a variety of philosophical and political fields.--Ethan Philbrick "TDR: The Drama Review "