The Ecstatic Poetic Tradition: A Critical Study from the Ancients through Rumi, Wordsworth, Whitman, Dickinson and Tagore

The Ecstatic Poetic Tradition: A Critical Study from the Ancients through Rumi, Wordsworth, Whitman, Dickinson and Tagore

by D.J. Moores

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786478163
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/12/2014
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

D.J. Moores is an associate professor of literature at National University in San Diego, California.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Part 1 Ecstatic Beginnings

1 The Overture 3

2 Ecstatic States of Consciousness 14

Part 2 Historical Outline

3 The Ancient Poetics and Aesthetics of Ecstasy 29

4 Autochthonous, Non-Western and Modern Ecstatic Poetry 55

Part 3 Critical Studies

5 The Whirling Dervish: Rumi 68

6 The Power of Imagination: William Wordsworth 87

7 The Body Ecstatic: Walt Whitman 104

8 The Cracked Mind: Emily Dickinson 131

9 The Wise Man of the East: Rabindranath Tagore 147

Part 4 Critical Implications

10 Extra-literary Implications 167

11 Literary Implications: A Problematic Rapture 194

12 Ecstasy and the Eudaimonic Turn 214

Chapter Notes 221

Bibliography 235

Index 245

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