Read e-book online Breaking the Silence: Poetry and the Kenotic Word PDF

By Malgorzata Grzegorzewska, Jean Ward, Mark Burrows

ISBN-10: 3631655142

ISBN-13: 9783631655146

This ebook of essays on poetic speech, considered in a literary-critical, theological and philosophical mild, explores the connections and disconnections among weak human phrases, so frequently stressed with doubt and soreness, and the final word kenosis of the divine note at the go. An introductory dialogue of language and prayer is by means of reflections linking poetry with non secular event and theology, specifically apophatic, and wondering the power of language to arrive out past itself. The crucial part foregrounds the motif of the agony flesh, whereas the ultimate part, together with essays on seventeenth-century English metaphysical poetry and a number of other of the nice poets of the 20 th century, is dedicated to the sounds and rhythms which provide a poem its personal type of «body».

Show description

Read or Download Breaking the Silence: Poetry and the Kenotic Word PDF

Similar literary theory books

Download e-book for kindle: Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific: Reading History and by Susan Y. Najita

In Decolonizing Cultures within the Pacific, Susan Y. Najita proposes that the irritating historical past of touch and colonization has turn into a very important capability during which indigenous peoples of Oceania are reclaiming their cultures, languages, methods of realizing, and political independence. specifically, she examines how modern writers from Hawai‘i, Samoa, and Aotearoa/New Zealand take into accout, re-tell, and set up this violent historical past of their paintings.

Get Victorian Travel Writing and Imperial Violence: British PDF

This examine explores the cultural and political effect of Victorian tourists' descriptions of actual and verbal violence in Africa. trip narratives offer a wealthy access into the transferring meanings of colonialism, as formal imperialism changed casual regulate within the 19th century. delivering a wide-ranging method of go back and forth literature's value in Victorian lifestyles, this e-book gains research of actual and verbal violence in significant exploration narratives in addition to lesser-known volumes and newspaper debts of expeditions.

Download e-book for kindle: Dictionary of Semiotics by Bronwen Martin

A much-needed advisor to the phrases and versions utilized in the semiotic strategy. during the last few a long time, semiotics has more and more won in acceptance and but, to many, the very time period continues to be an enigma. yet, before, there hasn't ever been a dictionary that easily expresses the phrases and types. The Dictionary of Semiotics' entries are in accordance with the idea developed via the Paris college of semiotics based by means of A.

Read e-book online Structuralist poetics : structuralism, linguistics and the PDF

A vintage survey of structuralist literary feedback mixed with a survey approximately how English and American feedback may benefit from its classes. content material: ebook hide; identify; Contents; PREFACE TO THE ROUTLEDGE CLASSICS version; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; The Linguistic origin; the improvement of a style: Examples; Jakobson's Poetic Analyses; Greimas and Structural Semantics; Linguistic Metaphors in feedback; Literary Competence; conference and Naturalization; Poetics of the Lyric; Poetics of the radical; 'Beyond' Structuralism: Tel Quel; end: Structuralism and the features of Literature; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; summary: A vintage survey of structuralist literary feedback mixed with a survey approximately how English and American feedback may benefit from its classes

Extra resources for Breaking the Silence: Poetry and the Kenotic Word

Example text

It’s the measure of man. Full of merit, yet poetically, man Dwells on this earth. But no purer Is the shade of the starry night, If I may put it so, than Man, who’s called an image of the godhead. Is there a measure on earth? There is None. (Heidegger, ‘“… Poetically Man Dwells …”’ 219)2 “Full of merit, yet poetically, man dwells on this earth”. The phrase is taken up by Heidegger, in his late poetic writings on poets,3 to explore what it is to dwell poetically, which is, as Jasper puts it, “to move toward a new way of thinking itself, and therefore of being, which finally constitutes what it is to be human” (The Sacred Body xiv).

Jasper begins by telling us that the reader of Herbert’s poems comes to know, in the exercise of reading itself, a sense of transformed embodiment and real presence. Entering into the world of the poem is a transfiguring experience, words becoming real presences in sensual embraces, collating 44 Jennifer Reek and colliding terms of reference in a merging of body, mind, and spirit, requiring an impossible dwelling in iconoclastic ways of thinking about what it means to be a human being. (123) Herbert is a Renaissance Anglican clergyman, Friedrich Hölderlin, a German Romantic, but Jasper reads them as Heidegger would urge, as poetic work, irreducible in our understanding.

In “‘… Poetically Man Dwells ……”’ (219), for instance, he writes, “When we follow in thought Hölderlin’s poetic statement about the poetic dwelling of man, we divine a path by which, through what is thought differently, we come nearer to thinking the same as what the poet composes in his poem”. 9 She has been professor of literature in Paris for decades at the experimental Université de Paris VIII, which she helped found as an alternative after the political and pedagogical turmoil of 1968. Yet it is her depth rather than her breadth that draws me to her.

Download PDF sample

Breaking the Silence: Poetry and the Kenotic Word by Malgorzata Grzegorzewska, Jean Ward, Mark Burrows

by Joseph

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 16 votes