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By Kristen Case

Wittgenstein wrote that "philosophy ought fairly to be written merely as a sort of poetry." American poetry has lengthy engaged questions on topic and item, self and setting, truth and mind's eye, actual and perfect that experience ruled the Western philosophical culture because the Enlightenment. Kristen Case's booklet argues that American poets from Emerson to Susan Howe have answered to the important difficulties of Western philosophy by means of acting, in language, the continuously moving relation among brain and global. Pragmatism, spotting the futility of philosophy's try to repair the mind/world relation, publicizes the insights that those poets enact.
Pursuing the flights of pragmatist considering 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 provides a brand new photo of twentieth-century American poetry that disrupts our experience of the universities and lineages of contemporary and postmodern poetics, arguing that literary background is so much properly figured as a residing box instead of a line. This ebook could 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 collage of Maine at Farmington.

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