If Not Higher: Lectures on the Poetics of Spiritual Presence and Absence

If Not Higher: Lectures on the Poetics of Spiritual Presence and Absence

by Bruce Ross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820441244

ISBN-13: 9780820441245

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

This collection of lectures considers the postmodern «hermeneutics of exile» that disrupts our humanity and estranges us from nature. There needs to be a redefinition of our relation to things and of subjectivity itself through new or recovered spiritual and phenomenological ontologies such as evidenced in Kabbalah and Zen Buddhism. Overtures to this

Overview

This collection of lectures considers the postmodern «hermeneutics of exile» that disrupts our humanity and estranges us from nature. There needs to be a redefinition of our relation to things and of subjectivity itself through new or recovered spiritual and phenomenological ontologies such as evidenced in Kabbalah and Zen Buddhism. Overtures to this end are explored in contemporary American nature poetry, American Transcendentalism and its deconstruction, Russian émigré literature and the art of nostalgia, Kabbalistic poetic responses to the Holocaust, Hasidic metaphysics and its artistic expressions, and Zen Buddhist poetics of presence in Japanese and American haiku and haibun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820441245
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Studies in Modern Poetry
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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