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Words fail : theology, poetry, and the challenge of representation

Author: Colby Dickinson
Publisher: New York, NY Fordham University Press 2017
Series: Perspectives in continental philosophy
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This book investigates the form of spirituality given shape in the intersection of poetics and theological-philosophical reflection, concerned especially with matters of representation and failure" ...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Giorgio Agamben; Paul Celan; Giorgio Agamben; Paul Celan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colby Dickinson
ISBN: 9780823272839 0823272834 9780823272846 0823272842
OCLC Number: 967967726
Description: 114 pages
Contents: Introduction 1. The logic of the 'as if' and the (non)existence of God: An inquiry into the nature of belief 2. Aesthetics among the metaphysical ruins: The poetry of Paul Celan seen through the works of Jacques Derrida and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe 3. On language and its profanation: Beyond representation in the poetic theory of Giorgio Agamben Conclusion: The Spiritual and Creative Failures of Representation, or On the Art of Writing Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Perspectives in continental philosophy
Responsibility: Colby Dickinson.

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