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Author Bruns, Gerald L.

Title Modern poetry and the idea of language : a critical and historical study / Gerald L. Bruns
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 1974


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Description xii, 300 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction Toward a dialectic of hermetic and orphic poetries -- pt. 1. The idea of language from a literary point of view Rhetoric, grammar, and the conception of language as a substantial medium -- Energeia: the development of the romantic idea of language -- pt. 2. Literature as a problematics of language From intransitive speech to the universe of discourse: the formalist theory of literary language -- Mallarmé: the transcendence of language and the aesthetics of the book -- Flaubert, Joyce, and the displacement of fiction -- The storyteller and the problem of language in Samuel Beckett's fiction -- pt. 3. The language of poetry and the being of the world Negative discourse and the moment before speech: a metaphysics of literary language -- Poetry as reality: the Orpheus myth and its modern counterparts -- Conclusion The orphic and hermetic dimensions of meaning
Analysis Literature Style Linguistic aspects
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Language and languages -- Style.
LC no. 73086886
ISBN 0300016131