Since the publication of his mammoth work, Being and Time, Martin Heidegger has remained one of the most influential figures in contemporary thought, and is a key influence for modern literary and cultural theory.
This guidebook provides an ideal entry-point for readers new to Heidegger, outlining such issues and concepts as:
- the limits of 'theory'
- the history of being
- the origin of the work of art
- the literary work
- poetry and the political
- Heidegger's involvement with Nazism.
Fully updated throughout and featuring a new section on enviromental thought and ecocriticism, this guidebook clearly and concisely introduces Heidegger's crucial work relating to art, language and poetry, and outlines his continuing influence on critical theory.