Wittgenstein: the Terry Eagleton script, the Derek Jarman film

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British Film Institute, 1993 - Performing Arts - 151 pages
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About the author (1993)

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was born in Austria and studied at Cambridge under Bertrand Russell. He volunteered to serve in the Austrian army at the outbreak of World War I, and in 1918 was captured and sent to a prison camp in Italy, where he finished his masterpiece, "Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus", one of the most important philosophical works of all time. After the war Wittgenstein eventually returned to Cambridge to teach.

Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow at the University of Manchester. His recent publications include "Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic" (2003), "The Idea of Culture" (2000), "Scholars and Rebels in Nineteenth-Century Ireland" (1999), "Literary Theory: An Introduction" (Second Edition, 1996) and "The Illusions of Postmodernism" (1996), all published by Blackwell Publishing.

Terry eagleton is Britain's most influential radical literary critic. He has been a fellow of four Oxford and Cambridge colleges, and is presently Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at Oxford.

Derek Jarman was both a major film-maker and an artist, a gay activist and an English patriot. Caravaggio and Blue were both acclaimed feature films.

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