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Kofman, Sarah

Works: 149 works in 739 publications in 14 languages and 11,766 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Personal narratives  Biographies  Art  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Contributor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: BF175, 193
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Most widely held works by Sarah Kofman
The enigma of woman : woman in Freud's writings by Sarah Kofman( Book )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kofman discusses various facets of Freud's attitudes toward women in his early years--his relation to his parents, the crystallization and development of his personal myths, his surprisingly liberal views in respect to certain independent women of his acquaintance, his thoughts on the mythic power of the Mother and on the putatively feminine side of his own nature. Then, by means of forceful new readings of "On Narcissism," "Femininity," and other works, she reveals that in his writings on women, Freud consistently alludes to women's menace, at times expressing fascination with their power, at times betraying panic. Kofman seeks to demonstrate that Freud in his later years was unable to see past the "idée fixe" of penis envy; his earlier receptivity toward women was overcome entirely by his need to argue with relentless illogic the inescapable, biologically determined inferiority of women."--Back cover
Nietzsche and metaphor by Sarah Kofman( Book )

54 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author gives not only a reading of Nietzsche's ideas, but a method for investigating his style. She shows in great detail how it influences both Nietzsche's ideas and the way in which they are to be understood. In so doing, she exemplifies how post-structuralist methods can be used to open up classical philosophical texts to new readings
Freud and fiction by Sarah Kofman( Book )

35 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camera obscura : of ideology by Sarah Kofman( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marx, Freud, Nietzsche - in vastly different ways all three employed the metaphor of the camera obscura in their work. In this classic book - at last available in an English translation - the French philosopher Sarah Kofman offers an extended reflection on this metaphor. She contrasts the mechanical function of the camera obscura as a kind of copy machine, rendering a mirror-image of the work, with its use in the writings of master thinkers."--BOOK JACKET. "In her opening chapter on Marx, Kofman provides a reading of inversion as necessary to the ideological process. She then explores the metaphor of the camera obscura in Freud's description of the unconscious. For Nietzsche the camera obscura in a "metaphor for forgetting," and it is neither the photographic nor the eye but the mind that constructs a preeminence of the perspectival. Kofman asks here whether the "magical apparatus" of the camera obscura, rather than bringing about clarity, serves some thinkers as fetish. She turns to Descartes for a final counter-example, that of the Cartesian camera obscura as a model of vision which neither disqualifies the eye as a model of knowledge nor sets up a perspectivist notion of perception."--Jacket
Socrates : fictions of a philosopher by Sarah Kofman( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates is an flusive figure, Sarah Kofman asserts, and he is necessarily so since he did not write or directly state his beliefs. Kofman suggests that Socrates' avowal of ignorance was meant to be ironic. Later philosophers who interpreted his text invariably resisted the profoundly ironic character of his way of life and diverged widely in their interpretations of him. Kofman focuses especially on the views of Plato, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche
The childhood of art : an interpretation of Freud's aesthetics by Sarah Kofman( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La autora de este libro muestra la verdadera significación que adquiere el pensamiento freudiano en relación a los fenómenos estéticos : el desenmascaramiento de la concepción teológica del arte y del artista
Lectures de Derrida by Sarah Kofman( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smothered words by Sarah Kofman( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Smothered Words, the philosopher Sarah Kofman acknowledges her personal history, evoking for the first time in a published work her father's deportation and death in Auschwitz. Kofman juxtaposes readings of the work of Maurice Blanchot, reflections on The Human Race, Robert Antelme's account of his deportation to a German prison (also available from Northwestern University Press), and her recognition of having outlived her father and survived the Holocaust. Her consideration of these three figures and the texts associated with them serves as a meditation on the contrasting imperatives of history, autobiography, and critical writing. Kofman committed suicide in 1995. Smothered Words addresses both the effects on representation of the emotional suffering of the survivors and the ethical questions raised in representing the Holocaust. Kofman explores the relationships and tensions among autobiographical, historical, and philosophical approaches to writing the Holocaust
Nerval : le charme de la répétition : lecture de Sylvie by Sarah Kofman( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Enfance de l'art; une interprétation de l'esthétique freudienne by Sarah Kofman( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in French and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nietzsche et la scène philosophique by Sarah Kofman( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings by Sarah Kofman( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Kofman (1934-1994), Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris and the author of over twenty books, was one of the most significant postwar thinkers in France. Kofman's scholarship was wide-ranging and included work on Freud and psychoanalysis, Nietzsche, feminism and the role of women in Western philosophy, visual art, and literature. The child of Polish Jewish immigrants who lost her father in the Holocaust, she also was interested in Judaism and anti-Semitism, especially as reflected in works of literature and philosophy. This book is an anthology of some of Kofman's most significant writings on these and other topics. Its purpose is to provide a general introduction to Kofman's thought, which has been highly influential in both Europe and America. Although some of the selections have been published previously, the majority of the books contents appear in English translation for the first time
Le respect des femmes : (Kant et Rousseau) by Sarah Kofman( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in French and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morale et mysogynie. L'auteur démontre que la subjectivité masculine s'active à l'intérieur du discours prétendument universel des philosophes (Kant et Rousseau), spécialement lorsqu'ils traitent de la problématique des sexes qui traverse toute culture
Séductions : de Sartre à Héraclite by Sarah Kofman( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Juan, ou, Le refus de la dette by Sarah Kofman( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aberrations : le devenir-femme d'Auguste Comte by Sarah Kofman( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pourquoi rit-on? : Freud et le mot d'esprit by Sarah Kofman( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in French and Italian and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiogriffures : du chat Murr d'Hoffmann by Sarah Kofman( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in French and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimesis des articulations( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in French and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mélancolie de l'art by Sarah Kofman( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Kāfman, Sārā 1934-1994

Kofman, S.

Kofman, Sarah, 1934-1994

Sarah Kofman filòsofa francesa

Sarah Kofman Frans filosofe (1934-1994)

Sarah Kofman französische Philosophin

Sarah Kofman philosopher from France

Кофман, Сара

سارة كوفمان كاتبة فرنسية

コフマン, サラ