A Poetics of Being-Two

A Poetics of Being-Two : Irigaray's Ethics and Post-Symbolist Poetry

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This book describes and explores the poetics implied in Irigaray's An Ethics of Sexual Difference and develops a hermeneutics of being-two through readings of three major post-symbolist poets. Irigaray scholars will be interested in the interpolation of her ethics as a critical poetics, while scholars in comparative literature will find sustained feminist engagement with Bonnefoy and Perse, as well as discussion of their influence on the American poet Jorie Graham.show more

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  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 24mm | 580.6g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739125087
  • 9780739125083

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M. F. Simone Roberts's A Poetics of Being-Two is animated by a lively and engaging voice, drawing readers in with a sense of serious purpose working (delightfully) in tandem with a sense of humor. Roberts's aesthetics and her close readings of Yves Bonnefoy, St-John Perse, and Jorie Graham clearly demonstrate the literary effectiveness of Irigarayan sexual difference as an analytic trope, even as they emphasize the philosophical and political possibilities sexual difference opens up for feminism, environmentalism, and all levels of contemporary cultural critique and activism. -- Gail M. Schwab, Hofstra Universityshow more

About M. F. Simone Roberts

M. F. Simone Roberts is a poet and independent scholar of comparative poetics and feminist philosophy.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction. What? How? Chapter 2 Chapter One. Burn the Panopticon with/in Self, Poetry, Ethics Chapter 3 Chapter Two. Wonder and Douve's Paradoxical Incarnation Chapter 4 Chapter Three. A Sensible Transcendental Sea Chapter 5 Chapter Four. Others of/in Love Chapter 6 Post-script. Terror Is Only the Beginning of Beautyshow more

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