Affirmation Of Poetry by Judith BalsoAffirmation Of Poetry by Judith Balso

Affirmation Of Poetry

byJudith BalsoTranslated byDrew S. Burk

Paperback | July 15, 2014

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Since the times of Plato and Aristotle, the relation of poetry to philosophy has been controversial. For certain scholars, poetry should in no way be confused with philosophy. For others, poetry is at the heart of the possibility of thinking itself. In Affirmation of Poetry, Judith Balso defends the significance of poetry as a necessary practice for thinking. For Balso, if reading poetry properly has become an obscure task, poetry itself still carries with it a power of thinking: the efforts of the poets must continue. In analyzing the affirmation of thought found within the work of such poets as Osip Mandelstam, Wallace Stevens, Alberto Caeiro, and Giacomo Leopardi, Balso reestablishes poetry’s place as a site of thought.

Judith Balso teaches poetry and philosophy at the European Graduate School.Drew S. Burk is a cultural theorist and translator of contemporary French philosophy.
Title:Affirmation Of PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:107 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:July 15, 2014Publisher:University of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937561178

ISBN - 13:9781937561178

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