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By Kristen Case

Wittgenstein wrote that "philosophy ought rather to be written purely as a kind of poetry." American poetry has lengthy engaged questions on topic and item, self and atmosphere, fact and mind's eye, genuine and excellent 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 crucial difficulties of Western philosophy by way of appearing, in language, the continuously moving relation among brain and international. Pragmatism, spotting the futility of philosophy's try to repair the mind/world relation, broadcasts the insights that those poets enact.
Pursuing the flights of pragmatist considering into poetry and poetics, Case strains 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 individual is thought of as, in Thoreau's phrases, "part and parcel of Nature." Case provides a brand new photo of twentieth-century American poetry that disrupts our feel of the colleges and lineages of contemporary and postmodern poetics, arguing that literary background is such a lot competently figured as a dwelling box instead of a line. This booklet 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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