Dreaming by the Book

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Princeton University Press, 2001 M04 9 - 292 páginas

Dreaming by the Book explores the almost miraculous processes by which poets and writers teach us the work of imaginative creation. Writers from Homer to Heaney instruct us in the art of mental composition, even as their poems progress. Just as painters understand paint, composers musical instruments, and sculptors stone or metal, verbal artists understand the only material in which their creations will get made--the back-lit tissue of the human brain. In her brilliant synthesis of literary criticism, philosophy, and cognitive psychology, Elaine Scarry explores the principal practices by which writers bring things to life for their readers.

 

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DREAMING BY THE BOOK

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Grab your crystals and prepare for the literary critical incarnation of a John Tesh concert. This is a New Age journey into dreamworld parading as literary criticism, inviting the reader to ... Leer comentario completo

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Scarry (English, Harvard Univ.), the author of the powerful and important The Body in Pain, has long been interested in ideas about creativity, imagination, and justice. In her groundbreaking earlier ... Leer comentario completo

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Contenido

On Vivacity
3
On Solidity
10
The Place of Instruction
31
Imagining Tlowers
39
First Way Radiant Ignition
77
Second Way Rarity
89
Third Way Addition and Subtraction
100
Fourth Way Stretching Folding and Tilting
111
Circling
195
Skating
206
Quickening with Flowers
221
Teaching Madeup Birds to Fly
239
Notes
249
Acknowledgments
275
Index
281
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Fifth Way Floral Supposition
158

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Acerca del autor (2001)

Elaine Scarry is Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics at Harvard University. Her many writings include On Beauty and Being Just (Princeton) and The Body In Pain (1986).

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