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By Kristen Case

Wittgenstein wrote that "philosophy ought fairly to be written merely as a kind of poetry." American poetry has lengthy engaged questions about topic and item, self and atmosphere, fact and mind's eye, actual and excellent that experience ruled the Western philosophical culture because the Enlightenment. Kristen Case's publication argues that American poets from Emerson to Susan Howe have answered to the crucial difficulties of Western philosophy through acting, in language, the constantly moving relation among brain and international. Pragmatism, spotting the futility of philosophy's try and repair the mind/world relation, broadcasts 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 international 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 universities and lineages of contemporary and postmodern poetics, arguing that literary historical past is so much 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 collage of Maine at Farmington.

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