Download E-books Emily Dickinson and Philosophy PDF

By Jed Deppman

Emily Dickinson's poetry is deeply philosophical. spotting that traditional language constrained her inspiration and writing, Dickinson created new poetic varieties to pursue the ethical and highbrow matters that mattered such a lot to her. This assortment situates Dickinson in the swiftly evolving highbrow tradition of her time and explores the measure to which her groundbreaking poetry expected traits in twentieth-century inspiration. Essays objective to explain the information at stake in Dickinson's poems through examining them within the context of 1 or extra suitable philosophers, together with near-contemporaries similar to Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Hegel, and later philosophers whose tools are implied in her poetry, together with Levinas, Sartre, and Heidegger. The Dickinson who emerges is a curious, open-minded interpreter of ways people make feel of the area - one for whom poetry is part of a lifelong philosophical venture.

Show description

Read or Download Emily Dickinson and Philosophy PDF

Similar American Literature books

Ends of Assimilation: The Formation of Chicano Literature

Ends of Assimilation examines how Chicano literature imagines the stipulations and prices of cultural switch, arguing that its thematic preoccupation with assimilation illuminates the functionality of literature. John Alba Cutler indicates how mid-century sociologists complex a version of assimilation that missed the interlinking of race, gender, and sexuality and characterised American tradition as homogeneous, strong, and extraordinary.

"Something Dreadful and Grand": American Literature and The Irish-Jewish Unconscious

Difficult analogies among Irish and Jewish heritage, among Irish and Jewish subjectivities, ensue with extraordinary frequency all through American literature. They remember James Joyce's Leopold Bloom and episodes of Ulysses, Douglas Hyde's analogies through the Celtic Revival among studying Hebrew and studying Irish, and a myriad of claims of an strange dating among those peoples that is going past comparisons in their respective diasporic histories.

The Interpretation of Otherness: Literature, Religion, and the American Imagination

Experiences the ways that innovative literature expresses spiritual which means and considers the contribution of literary feedback to non secular scholarship, conserving reciprocity exists among literature and faith.

Atrocity and Amnesia: The Political Novel since 1945

Operating intentionally opposed to the grain of assumptions dominant within the modern literary academy, Boyers examines novels via Günter Grass, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Milan Kundera and others, arguing that it can be crucial to talk of personality, ethics, and philosophic function if one is to appreciate those works.

Additional info for Emily Dickinson and Philosophy

Show sample text content

Rated 4.19 of 5 – based on 18 votes