Studies in Poetic Discourse: Mallarme, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Holderlin (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

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“This is an exceptional and important volume in which close readings of four major European writers daringly eradicate the border between commentary and literature. In precise analyses of particular texts, Frey works through and elucidates the various theories of writing, reading, representation, and memory. The complex line of argumentation is rendered with remarkable clarity, and one learns a great deal not only about the texts studied but also about literary theory in general.”—Carol Jacobs, State University ...
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“This is an exceptional and important volume in which close readings of four major European writers daringly eradicate the border between commentary and literature. In precise analyses of particular texts, Frey works through and elucidates the various theories of writing, reading, representation, and memory. The complex line of argumentation is rendered with remarkable clarity, and one learns a great deal not only about the texts studied but also about literary theory in general.”—Carol Jacobs, State University of New York, Buffalo
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“This is an exceptional and important volume in which close readings of four major European writers daringly eradicate the border between commentary and literature. In precise analyses of particular texts, Frey works through and elucidates the various theories of writing, reading, representation, and memory. The complex line of argumentation is rendered with remarkable clarity, and one learns a great deal not only about the texts studied but also about literary theory in general.”—Carol Jacobs, State University of New York, Buffalo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804724692
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Series: Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 14.00 (w) x 22.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Mallarme 7
Baudelaire 61
Imagination and Memory 61
A Renunciation of Understanding 98
Rimbaud 117
Holderlin 135
Holderlin and Rousseau 135
The Sacred and the Word 178
A Note on Translations in the English Edition 195
Works Cited 197
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