Modern Poetry and the Idea of Language: A Critical and Historical Study

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Dalkey Archive Press, 2001 - 300 pagine

Here Gerald L. Bruns does something remarkable: he makes accessible the theoretical issues involved in the discussion of language as discourse versus that used in art. On one side, we have the language of Orpheus that seeks to unite poetry and man's experience in the world; and on the other -- what Bruns calls the "hermetic tradition" -- we have language used purely for literary and artistic ends, as exemplified in the works of Rabelais, Flaubert (his grand ambition was to write a novel about nothing), Joyce, and Beckett. In the process of examining these two contrasting traditions, Bruns manages to provide an illuminating exposition of Russian Formalist theory. In its clarity and scope, Modern Poetry and the Idea of Language is one of the major works of twentieth-century critical thought.

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Rhetoric Grammar and the Con
The Development of
From Intransitive Speech to the Uni
The Transcendence
Flaubert Joyce and the Displace lace
The Storyteller and the Problem
Negative Discourse and the Moment
The Orpheus
Conclusion The Orphic and Hermetic Dimen
Index 293

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Informazioni sull'autore (2001)

Gerald L. Bruns is William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. His books include Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern and Heidegger's Estrangements: Language, Truth, and Poetry in the Later Writings.

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