The Demon of Writing: Powers and Failures of Paperwork

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Product Details

Price
$37.00  $34.41
Publisher
Zone Books
Publish Date
Pages
184
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.1 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781935408260
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About the Author

Ben Kafka is a psychoanalyst and associate professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University. He is the author of The Demon of Writing.

Reviews

Kafka's book is a keen, vivacious examination of the frustrating 'unpredictability' of paperwork as a cultural institution.

--Publishers Weekly

[Kafka] pursues an argument that leads from paper to paperwork, 'the psychic life of paperwork, ' the concepts of major thinkers...it is provocative, original, and a very good read.

--Robert Darnton, The New York Review of Books

Ben Kafka does the important job of reminding us that paperwork is part of the great human traditions, not only of communication and information, but also of revolution, existential philosophy, and for some, religion.

--The New Republic

Kafka examines the meaning and implications of this new regime, intertwining threads of historical narrative, psychoanalytic theory, and intriguing anecdotes into a thoroughly absorbing read.

--Peter Lopatin, The Weekly Standard