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Modern Poetry and the Idea of Language
-- Gerald Bruns's ground-breaking analysis compares two contrasting functions of language: the hermetic, where language is self-contained and self-referencing, and the Orphic, which originates from a belief in the mythical unity of word and being. Bruns lucidly depicts the distinctions and convergences between these two lines of thought by examining the works of Mallarme, ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published April 27th 2001 by Dalkey Archive Press
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