Chiasmi International

Volume 21, 2019

Merleau-Ponty, Literature, and Literary Language

Amy A. Foley, David M. Kleinberg-Levin
Pages 75-101

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.