Thinking Poetry

Thinking Poetry : Philosophical Approaches to Nineteenth-Century French Poetry

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This volume of essays seeks to establish a dialogue between poetry and philosophy where each could be said to read the other and announces important new paths for a reinvigorated study of lyric poetry in the decades to come.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 226 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17.78mm | 3,992g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2013 ed.
  • VI, 226 p.
  • 1137303638
  • 9781137303639

Table of contents

Introduction; J.Acquisto Baudelaire through Kierkegaard: Art, Fallibility, and Faith; E.Kaplan Passages through Baudelaire - from Poetry to Thought and Back; C.Witt Otherwise than Being: Levinassian Ethics in Victor Hugo's 'La Force des Choses,'; B.Stephens 'Je est un autre': Identity, Alterity, and Drug Use in Baudelaire and DeQuincey; A.Toumayan 'Poesie-boucherie': Baudelaire's Aesthetics and Ethics of Execution; E.Morisi Absolutely Absolute: Mallarme, Blanchot, and the Absence de livre; J.McKeane Blank Phenomenality; C.Chi-ah Lyu Mallarme's Tragico-Poetic Modernism; E.F.de Rosnay Mallarme and the Ontologization of the Poem; D.N.Smith Poetic Form and the Crisis of Community: Revisiting Ranciere's Aesthetics; A.James Baudelaire with Badiou: Event and Subjectivity in 'L'Heautontimoroumenos,'; J.Acquisto 'Mesure parfaite et reinventee': Edouard Glissant Reinvents 19th-century French Poetry; H.Azerad
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Review Text

"Evocative and weighty, this is not so much a book about poetry for philosophers as it is a book about philosophy for readers well acquainted with canonical French poetry." - CHOICE

"Acquisto's very useful collection helps us better appreciate the precedents behind a form of analysis that gave rise to what structuralists and poststructuralists called 'reader-response' criticism. Such criticism invites, indeed forces, readers of modern poems, including their authors, to think long and hard both about what they express as well as what they do." - Nineteenth-Century French Studies
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"Evocative and weighty, this is not so much a book about poetry for philosophers as it is a book about philosophy for readers well acquainted with canonical French poetry." - CHOICE



"Acquisto's very useful collection helps us better appreciate the precedents behind a form of analysis that gave rise to what structuralists and poststructuralists called 'reader-response' criticism. Such criticism invites, indeed forces, readers of modern poems, including their authors, to think long and hard both about what they express as well as what they do." - Nineteenth-Century French Studies
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About Joseph Acquisto

Joseph Acquisto is an associate professor of French at the Univeristy of Vermont.
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