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ERIC Number: EJ900207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Stylistics and the Metaphysics of Poetry
Anderson, Neil
English in Australia, v42 n1 p21-28 2007
In order to better understand the worth of aesthetic experience in encountering poetry, fresh perspectives are helpful. This paper introduces the reader to modern stylistics: that is linguistic examinations of "the speaker's meaning" in literature and notes such "scientific" approaches to poetry do find common metaphysical ground with leading cultural figures such as theatre director Peter Brook, philosopher critic Martha C. Nussbaum and poet critic Seamus Heaney.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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