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The expression of the inexpressible in Eugenio Montale's poetry : metaphor, negation, and silence

Author: Clodagh J Brook
Publisher: Oxford [U.K.] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'It is impossible to say just what I mean!' Prufrock's frustration in Eliot's celebrated poem underlines the pessimistic view of language at the heart of much Modernist poetry. Locating the greatest Italian poet of the twentieth century, Eugenio Montale, firmly within European Modernism, this book examines the struggle with language that is central to his work. What can a poet do when words fail him? Does he put  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Eugenio Montale; Eugenio Montale
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clodagh J Brook
ISBN: 0199248982 9780199248988
OCLC Number: 48144521
Description: xi, 196 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Development of the Inexpressibility Topos in European Literature --
2. Eugenio Montale and the Inexpressible --
Writing: Expression or Creation? --
Identifying the Inexpressible --
Re-Evaluating Terms --
3. Metaphor and Figurative Language --
Disparity and Tension --
Defamiliarization --
Networks of Metaphor --
The Montalian 'Object' --
4. Negation --
Hypothesis and Doubt --
The via negativa --
The Way of De-Antropomorphism --
The Way of Erasure --
The Way of Contradiction --
Negation: The Rhetoric of Failure? --
5. Silence --
Silence: The Potent Myth --
The Purpose of Silence --
Silence as Withholding: The Woman and God --
Silence as Withholding: Secrecy and Mystery.
Series Title: Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Responsibility: Clodagh J. Brook.
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This book locates the greatest Italian poet of the twentieth century, Eugenio Montale, firmly within European Modernism. It shows that he, like many writers of this period, was fascinated with the  Read more...

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