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Plerosis/Kenosis: Poetic Language and Its Energies

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Why do readers report being powerfully affected by great poetry? What happens to us when we read a poem? Literary criticism has struggled to answer these questions because it treats poems as material artifacts of one kind or another. But readers do not experience literary texts as lifeless and silent material artifacts. They hear voices in them and feel moved and altered by them. Plerosis/Kenosis offers a new way of reading poems by treating poems as dynamic - essentially as fields of energy - and by focusing on how ...

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Plerosis/Kenosis: Poetic Language and Its Energies
2012, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781433119361


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