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The poet as phenomenologist : Rilke and the new poems / Luke Fischer.

Author/creator Fischer, Luke author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Copyright Notice ©2015
Descriptionxii, 331 pages ; 23 cm.
Subject(s)
Portion of title Rilke and the new poems
Series New directions in German studies ; vol. 10
New directions in German studies ; v. 10. ^A1179293
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction Chapter 1. Phenomenology and the Problem of Dualism Chapter 2. Learning to See: Rilke and the Visual Arts Chapter 3. Rilke as Seer: A Twofold Vision of Nature Chapter 4. The Neue Gedichte as a Twofold Imagining of Things. Conclusion. Epilogue. Bibliography. Index.
Abstract "The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems opens up new perspectives on the relation between Rilke's poetry and phenomenological philosophy, illustrating the ways in which poetry can offer an exceptional response to the philosophical problem of dualism. Drawing on the work of Husserl, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, Luke Fischer makes a new contribution to the tradition of phenomenological poetics and expands the debate among Germanists concerning the phenomenological status of Rilke's poetry, which has been severely limited to comparisons of Rilke and Husserl. Fischer explicates an implicit phenomenology of perception in Rilke's writings from his middle period (1902-1910). He argues that Rilke cultivated an artistic perception that, in a philosophically significant manner, overcomes the opposition between the sensuous and the intelligible while simultaneously transcending the boundaries of philosophy. Fischer offers novel interpretations of central poems from Rilke's Neue Gedichte (1907) and Der neuen Gedichte anderer Teil (1908) and frames them as the ultimate articulation of Rilke's non-dualistic vision. He thus demonstrates the continuity between Rilke and phenomenology while arguing that poetry, in this case, provides the most adequate response to a philosophical problem"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN 2014039940
ISBN9781628925432 hardcover
ISBN1628925434 hardcover

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