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Metrical Claims and Poetic Experience

Klopstock, Nietzsche, Grünbein

Hannah V. Eldridge

Metrical Claims and Poetic Experience

Metrical Claims and Poetic Experience

Klopstock, Nietzsche, Grünbein

Metrical Claims and Poetic Experience

 

Shows that analyzing meter as it is discussed and deployed in different historical moments offers crucial insights about language and how human beings use it, and explores how meter illuminates the interplay of culture, cognition, emotion, and embodiment.


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Beschrijving Metrical Claims and Poetic Experience

This volume contributes to the fields of lyric poetry and poetics (especially poetic form), aesthetics, and German literature by intervening in debates on the social functions, cognitive and emotional effects, and the value of poetry. It builds on, and moves beyond, previous theories of rhythm to tie meter more particularly to the specificities of poetic language in blending of embodied responses, cultural situations, and linguistic particularities. The book examines
the German-language tradition across three centuries, arguing that the interdisciplinarity and richness of metrical theory and practice emerge in the heterogeneity of poetry and its defenders in their specific historical moments. Focusing on Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Friedrich Nietzsche, and
Durs Grünbein, the book contextualizes each in the metrical and aesthetic debates of his epoch, showing how questions of meter are linked with overarching poetic goals such as the relationship between form and meaning, the adaptation of the Classical past for German literature, and the ways poetry's sounds work in the body. It argues that Klopstock's, Nietzsche's, and Grünbein's metrical theory and practice offer valuable insights for thinking about the ways poetry works and why it
matters.


ISBN
9780192859211
Pagina's
320
Verschijnt
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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