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Words' Worth: What the Poet Does

Words' Worth: What the Poet Does

by Claudia Brodsky

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Overview

Claudia Brodsky marshals her equal expertise in literature and philosophy to redefine the terms and trajectory of the theory and interpretation of modern poetry.

Taking her cue from Wordsworth's revolutionary understanding of “real language,” Brodsky unfolds a provocative new theory of poetry, a way of looking at poetry that challenges traditional assumptions. Analyzing both theory and practice, and taking in a broad swathe of writers and thinkers from Wordsworth to Rousseau to Hegel to Proust, Brodsky is at pains to draw out the transformative, active, and effective power of literature. Poetry, she says, is only worthy of the name when it is not the property of the poet but of society, when it is valued for what it does.

Words' Worth is a bold new work, by a leading scholar of literature, which demands a response from all students and scholars of modern poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501364549
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 09/03/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Claudia Brodsky is Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, USA, and ancien Directeur de Programme at the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris, France. Her publications include The Imposition of Form (1987), Lines of Thought (1996), Birth of a Nation'hood (co-edited with Toni Morrison, 1997), In the Place of Language (2009), Inventing Agency (co-edited with Eloy LaBrada, Bloomsbury, 2017), and The Linguistic Condition (forthcoming Bloomsbury, 2020).
Claudia Brodsky is Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, USA, and ancien Directeur de Programme at the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris, France. Her publications include The Imposition of Form (1987), Lines of Thought (1996), Birth of a Nation'hood (co-edited with Toni Morrison, 1997), In the Place of Language (2009), Inventing Agency (co-edited with Eloy LaBrada, Bloomsbury, 2017), and The Linguistic Condition (forthcoming Bloomsbury, 2020).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Part I. Language Theory and Poetics
1. Wordsworth and the “Material Difference” of the “Real Language of Men”
2. A “Complex Scene”
3. “What the Poet Does”
4. The Poetics of Contradiction
5. “The True Difficulty”
6. “Spontaneous Overflow” Staged
Part II. “Real Language” in Action
7. “Strange Fits”
8. “A Slumber . . .”
9. “Imagination”
Part III. Necessary Poetics: Theory of the Real
10. “The Real Horizon” (Beyond Emotion): “Living Things” “That Do Not Live Like Living Men,” or the “Path” of the Subject Crossed
11. “The Real Horizon” (Before Emotion): What Proust (Rousseau, Diderot, and Hegel) Had "in" Mind
Bibliography
Index

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