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You Must Change Your Life: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Birth of Sense (American and European Philosophy Series)

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Some poems can change our lives; they lead us to look at the world through new eyes. In this book, inspired by Martin Heidegger—who found in poetry the most fundamental insights into the human condition—John Lysaker develops a concept of ur-poetry to explore philosophically how poetic language creates fresh meaning in our world and transforms the way in which we choose to

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Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published (first published December 15th 2002)
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Don Socha
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A book chiefly on the poetic dialogue between Charles Simic and Martin Heidegger. In the words of the latter, "the struggle for poetry within the poem is the struggle against ourselves, insofar as we, in our everydayness, have been exiled from that poetry."

This might suggest that recognizing our times as environmentally destitute, at least, poets have a greater responsibility than before.

Lysaker also quotes Heidegger saying, "In the age of the world's night, the abyss of the world must be expe
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