The Soul of Poetry Redefined (Innbundet)

Vacillations of Mimesis from Aristotle to Romanticism

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2014
Antall sider: 256
Forlag: Museum Tusculanum Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9788763537421
Omtale The Soul of Poetry Redefined
What is the soul of poetry? Perhaps the most influential answer comes from Aristotle's Poetics, in which the writer regarded poetry as an instance of mimesis, a kind of representation or simulation. However, despite the significance he gave the term, Aristotle's use of the word mimesis was far from unequivocal, and over the centuries that have followed this inconsistency has stimulated a wealth of interpretations and debate. Tracking Poetics from its birth in rhetorical studies to its reception across the centuries until romanticism, Mats Malm here examines the many different ways scholars--from Averro s to Schlegel--have understood mimesis, looking at how these various interpretations have led to very different definitions of the soul of poetry.

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