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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Sommario

Rhetoric Grammar and the Con
11
The Development of
42
From Intransitive Speech to the Uni
71
The Transcendence
101
Flaubert Joyce and the Displace lace
138
The Storyteller and the Problem
164
Negative Discourse and the Moment
189
The Orpheus
206
Conclusion The Orphic and Hermetic Dimen
232
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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