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By Kristen Case

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ISBN-13: 9781571134851

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ISBN-13: 9781571139863

Wittgenstein wrote that "philosophy ought particularly to be written simply as a kind of poetry." American poetry has lengthy engaged questions about topic and item, self and atmosphere, truth and mind's eye, actual and excellent that experience ruled the Western philosophical culture because the Enlightenment. Kristen Case's e-book argues that American poets from Emerson to Susan Howe have answered to the crucial difficulties of Western philosophy through appearing, in language, the always moving relation among brain and global. Pragmatism, spotting the futility of philosophy's try to repair the mind/world relation, broadcasts the insights that those poets enact.
Pursuing the flights of pragmatist pondering into poetry and poetics, Case lines an epistemology that emerges from American writing, together with that of Emerson, Marianne Moore, William James, and Charles Olson. right here brain and global are understood as inseparable, and the person is considered, in Thoreau's phrases, "part and parcel of Nature." Case offers a brand new photo of twentieth-century American poetry that disrupts our feel of the colleges and lineages of recent and postmodern poetics, arguing that literary background is such a lot properly figured as a dwelling box instead of a line. This ebook might be of specific curiosity to students and scholars of pragmatism, transcendentalism, and twentieth-century American poetry.

Kristen Case is Assistant Professor of English on the college of Maine at Farmington.

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