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Author Dickinson, Colby, author

Title Words fail : theology, poetry, and the challenge of representation / Colby Dickinson
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource
Series Perspectives in continental philosophy
Contents The logic of the 'as if' and the (non)existence of God: an inquiry into the nature of belief -- Aesthetics among the metaphysical ruins: the poetry of Paul Celan seen through the works of Jacques Derrida and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe -- On language and its profanation: beyond representation in the poetic theory of Giorgio Agamben -- The spiritual and creative failures of representation, or on the art of writing
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Celan, Paul -- Interpretation and criticism
Agamben, Giorgio, 1942- -- Criticism and interpretation
Agamben, Giorgio, 1942-
Celan, Paul.
Representation (Philosophy) -- In literature
Belief and doubt in literature.
Meaning (Philosophy) in literature.
Theology in literature.
Poetry as Topic
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- General.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Deconstruction.
Belief and doubt in literature.
Meaning (Philosophy) in literature.
Theology in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780823272839
Other Titles Theology, poetry, and the challenge of representation