On the Shore of Nothingness

On the Shore of Nothingness A Study in Cognitive Poetics ṢÛR, Re'ûvēn

This book does not study religious ideas for their own sake, but how religious ideas are turned into verbal imitations of religious experience by poetic structure. Even such words as 'ecstasy' or 'mysticism' denote clear-cut concepts. The book investigates how such a conceptual language can convey such non-conceptual experiences as meditation, ecstasy or mystic insights. Briefly, it explores how the poet, by using words, can express the 'ineffable'. It submits to close reading English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Armenian and Hebrew texts, from the Bible, through medieval, renaissance, metaphysical, and baroque poetry, to (secular) romantic and symbolistic poetry.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780907845447
Uitgever
Imprint Academic
Verschenen
30-04-2003
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
380 pp.
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Genre
Religie

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