An incomplete list of monographs on a single artist by 20c continental thinkers translated into English:

Theodor Adorno. Beethoven: The Philosophy of Music
Alain Badiou. On Beckett
Five Lessons on Wagner
Mikhail Bakhtin. Rabelais and His World
Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics
Roland Barthes. On Racine
Georges Bataille. Manet
On Nietzsche
Simone de Beauvior. Must We Burn de Sade?
Leo Bersani. Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art
Caravaggio’s Secrets
Forming Couples: Godard’s Contempt
Homi K. Bhabha. V.S. Naipaul
Hélène Cixous. The Exile of James Joyce
Zero’s Neighbour: Samuel Beckett
Jonathan Culler. Flaubert: The Uses of Uncertainty
Tim Dean. Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious
Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari. Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature
Gilles Deleuze. Proust and Signs
Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty
Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation
Jacques Derrida. Spurs: Nietzsche’s Styles
Chora L Works
The Secret Art of Antonin Artaud
Sovereignties in Question: The Poetics of Paul Celan
H. C. for Life: That Is to Say…
Athens, Still Remains: The Photographs of Jean-François Bonhomme
Umberto Eco. The Middle Ages of James Joyce, The Aesthetics of Chaosmos
Lee Edelman. Transmemberment of Song: Hart Crane’s Anatomies of Rhetoric and Desire
Michel Foucault. Death and the Labyrinth: the World of Raymond Roussel
This Is Not a Pipe
Sigmund Freud. Leonardo da Vinci, A Memory of His Childhood
Hans-Georg Gadamer. Gadamer on Celan: ‘Who Am I and Who Are You?’
Geoffrey Hartman. Andre Malraux
Michel Henry. Seeing the Invisible: On Kandinsky
Luce Irigaray. Marine Lover: Of Friedrich Nietzsche
Frederic James. Sartre: The Origins of Style
Brecht and Method
Carl Jung. The Red Book
Sarah Kofman. Nietzsche and Metaphor
Julia Kristeva. Proust and the Sense of Time
Female Genius: Life, Madness, Words: Colette
Jean Laplanche. Hölderlin and the Question of the Father
Georg Lukacs. Essays on Thomas Mann
Goethe and His Age
Jean-François Lyotard. The Assassination of Experience by Painting – Monory
Duchamp’s TRANS/formers
Signed, Malraux
Soundproof Room: Malraux’s Anti-Aesthetics
J.H. Miller. Thomas Hardy, Distance and Desire
W.J.T. Mitchell. Blake’s Composite Art
Jacques Ranciere. Mallarme: The Politics of the Siren
Edward Said. Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography
Eric Santner. Friedrich Hölderlin: Narrative Vigilance and the Poetic Imagination
Jean-Paul Sartre. Saint Genet: Actor and Martyr
Gayatri Spivak. Myself, I Must Remake: The Life and Poetry of W.B. Yeats
Samuel Weber. Benjamin’s -abilities
— Unwrapping Balzac: A reading of La Peau de Chagrin

Slavoj Zizek. The Fright of Real Tears: Krzysztof Kieślowski Between Theory and Post-Theory

Add missing entries in the comments, if you please.


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