Volume 21, 2019
Merleau-Ponty, Literature, and Literary Language
Amy A. Foley, David M. Kleinberg-Levin
The Philosopher’s Truth in Fiction
An Interview with David Kleinberg-Levin
This interview with David Kleinberg-Levin, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University, concerns his recent trilogy on the promise of happiness in literary language. Kleinberg-Levin discusses the relationship between and among philosophy, phenomenology, and literature. Among others, he addresses questions regarding literature’s ability to offer redemption, its response to suffering and justice, literary gesture, the ethics of narrative logic, and the surface of the text.