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Pinpoint of eternity : European literature in search of the all-encompassing moment

Author: Peter Salm
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©1986.
Series: German literature, art & thought.; McMaster colloquium on German literature, 3ff.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The literary quest for the timeless moment in literature is a paradox that lies at the very heart of literature and this work assesses the poet's struggle against impossible odds to make his creation  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Salm
ISBN: 0819152080 9780819152084 0819152099 9780819152091
OCLC Number: 12945975
Description: 148 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The search for the sufficient moment: Time and geometry --
From Plotinus to Pascal --
Dante's visionary journey to the eternal moment --
Goethe's Faust: The alchemist's wager --
Virginia Woolf: Wrestling with chaos --
Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus: Break-through to the vertical chord --
Irony and the end of literature.
Series Title: German literature, art & thought.; McMaster colloquium on German literature, 3ff.
Responsibility: Peter Salm.

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A fascinating study of the spatio-temporal metaphor of the 'all-encompassing point'. Especially enjoyed Salm's insights into Woolf and Mann. -- R. J. Nelson, Case Western Reserve University * Read more...

 
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