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Reading Paul Valéry : universe in mind

Author: Paul Gifford; Brian Stimpson
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge studies in French, 58.
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Paul Valery's work is a unique Odyssey in the universe of ideas and mental forms. He navigates freely within the mental galaxies known to scientists, poets, literary theorists, musicians, philosophers, historians and social anthropologists, always concerned to explore the potential and limits of the human mind.
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Named Person: Paul Valéry; Paul Valéry; Paul Valéry; Paul Valéry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gifford; Brian Stimpson
ISBN: 0521584949 9780521584944 9780521585446 0521585449
OCLC Number: 38595471
Description: xi, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Towards a biography of the mind / Ted Bastet --
Thinking-writing games of the Cahiers / Paul Gifford --
Paradigms of the self: Valéry's mythical models / Robert Pickering --
The fascination of science / Judith Robinson-Valéry --
An art of rethinking: Valéry's 'negative philosophy' / Régine Pietra --
The poetics of practice and theory / Michel Jarrety --
'Esprit, Attente pure, éternel suspens ... ': Valéry's prose poetry / Stephen Romer --
Counter-fiction / Brian Stimpson --
The dialogues and Mon Faust: the inner politics of thought / William Marx --
Major poems: the voice of the subject / Jean-Michel Maulpoix --
Other voices: intertextuality and the art of pure poetry / Suzanne Nash --
Manuscript steps: 'Les Pas' / Florence de Lussy --
An aesthetics of the subject: music and the visual arts / Brian Stimpson --
Politics, history and the modern world / Nicole Celeyrette-Pietri --
Valéry and the feminine / Kirsteen Anderson --
Dream and the unconscious / Malcolm Bowie --
Self and other: Valéry's 'lost object of desire' / Paul Gifford.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in French, 58.
Responsibility: editor, Paul Gifford ; associate editor, Brian Stimpson.
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Originally published in 1999, this was the first comprehensive account of the work of the French modernist writer Paul Valery.  Read more...

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