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Author Wampole, Christy, 1977- author

Title Rootedness : the ramifications of a metaphor / Christy Wampole
Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
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Contents Welcome to the rhizosphere ; Some thoughts on metaphor ; Generation radix ; Home is where the root is ; Jung and Bachelard go deep: the root as subconscious image ; Radical evil: of mandrakes and Wurzelmännchen -- Radical poetry ; Ponge and the plant's immobility ; Into thin air: Celan's "radix, matrix" ; Guillevic's radical trying ; The awkward human: Levertov and ecological alienation -- Roots and transcendence ; Verticality and the root ; Claudel's rooted crucifix ; Valéry and the vegetal brain ; Inversion and conversion ; Monsieur Teste, botanical thinker ; Tournier and the upending of Western culture -- Saving Europe from itself : Weil's enracinement and Heidegger's Bodenständigkeit ; Talk of roots in the air: la querelle du peuplier ; Weil's fear of abstraction ; Heidegger the terroiriste -- Sartre, phenomenology, and the root ; The nausea-inducing root of being ; Sartre's autobiographical tree ; Phenomenology's search for ground -- Etymology and essence: the primeval power of word roots ; The etymological obsession ; German ideological etymology ; Paulhan's etymological skepticism ; Derrida's deracination of language ; Blanchot and the etymon's danger -- From rhizome to vegetal democracy ; The cryptic rhizome of Deleuze and Guattari ; The postmodern plantation ; Neo-paganism and plant democracy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 11, 2016)
Subject Affiliation (Philosophy)
Alienation (Philosophy)
French literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
German literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Metaphor in literature.
Roots (Botany) in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 022631779X (electronic bk.)
9780226317793 (electronic bk.)