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Mystical themes and occult symbolism in modern poetry : Wordsworth, Whitman, Hopkins, Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and Plath

Author: Dal-Yong Kim
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2009.
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Argues that esoteric ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and James Frazer provide answers to ontological questions about the origin and substance of poets looking beyond the established rationalist codes of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dal-Yong Kim
ISBN: 9780773437807 0773437800
OCLC Number: 456174215
Description: xv, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Literary mysticism and occultism: critical introduction --
William Wordsworth's "spots of time" and the Enlightenment --
Walt Whitman's "democratic self" and the "mystic Orient" --
Gerard Manley Hopkins's "inscape" as natural sacramentalism --
W.B. Yeats's occult poetics: the "wisdom of the daemonic image" --
Ezra Pound's "modern Eleusis" and Friedrich Nietzsche's Dionysianism --
T.S. Eliot's "still point" and New England puritanism --
Sylvia Plath's vitalist occultism: "a piranha religion" --
The mystic, the occult, and the self.
Responsibility: Dal-Yong Kim ; with a foreword by Timothy Materer.
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