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Poetry and the fate of the senses

Author: Susan Stewart
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2002]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the role of the senses in the creation and reception of poetry? How does poetry carry on the long tradition of making experience and suffering understood by other? With Poetry and the Fate of the Senses, Susan Stewart traces the path of the aesthetic in search of an explanation for the role of poetry in culture. Herself an acclaimed poet, Stewart not only brings the intelligence of a critic to the question  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Stewart
ISBN: 0226774139 9780226774138 0226774147 9780226774145
OCLC Number: 47948632
Description: xi, 447 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. In the Darkness. I. The Privations of Night and the Origins of Poiesis. II. Laughter, Weeping, and the Order of the Senses. III. The Lyric Eidos --
Ch. 2. Sound. I. Dynamics of Poetic Sound. II. Hopkins: Invocation and Listening --
Ch. 3. Voice and Possession. I. The Beloved's Voice. II. Three Cases of Lyric Possession --
Ch. 4. Facing, Touch, and Vertigo. I. The Experience of Beholding. II. Touch in Aesthetic Forms. III. Vertigo: The Legacy of Baroque Ecstasy --
Ch. 5. The Forms and Numbers of Time. I. The Deictic Now. II. Traces of Human Motion: The Ubi Sunt Tradition. III. Meditation and Number: Traherne's Centuries. IV. The Problem of Poetic History --
Ch. 6. Out of the Darkness: Nocturnes. I. Finch's Transformation of the Night Work. II. The Emergence of a Nocturne Tradition --
Ch. 7. Lyric counter Epic. I. War and the Alienation of the Senses. II. Two Lyric Critiques of Epic: Brooks and Walcott --
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Responsibility: Susan Stewart.
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What is the role of the senses in the creation and reception of poetry? This work traces the path of the aesthetic in search of an explanation for the role of poetry in culture. It draws on readings  Read more...

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