Creative Mimesis of Emotion: From Sorrow to Elation, Elegiac Virtuosity in Literature (Analecta Husserliana v. 62)

Creative Mimesis of Emotion: From Sorrow to Elation, Elegiac Virtuosity in Literature (Analecta Husserliana v. 62)

By: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


Are emotions, feelings, sentiments not the stuff of literature? There it is where they project their inner logic of aesthetic transmutation; there, beyond the instrument of language that they command. This collection explores how the lyrical virtualities of life-experience and the elegiac style in literature share a common core, lifting the human significance of life from abysmal vitality to esoteric heights, from abysmal grief to a serene reconciliation with destiny. The "elegiac sequence" in the play of emotions, feelings and sentiments brings together life and literary creativity in its transformatory power.


The Theme. Acknowledgements. Section One: Aesthetic Transmutation of Vital Emotions in Literary Creativity. Two Types of Elegies: Goethe's Rome Elegies and Rilke's Duino Elegies; A. Giuculescu. Crossblood: Literature and the Drama of Survival; L. Kimmel. Erlebnis of Story; D.F. Castro. Longing and the Phenomenon of Loneliness; J.G. McGraw. Tragedy, Finitude, and the Value-Expressive Dimension; R.D. Ellis. Causes of Unhappiness in Dickens' Little Dorrit and Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman; R.J. Wilson III. Section Two: Mourning, Remorse, Silence, Mirth in Their Aesthetic Virtualities. The Christian Sappho: Mourning Albertine in Marceline Desbordes-Valmore's `Le Mal du Pays'; B.S. Watson. Concerned with Oneself and God Alone on Kirkegaard's Concept of Remorse as the Basis for his Literary Theory; A.C. Canan. The Subtractive and Nihilistic Modes of Silence: Heidegger and Beckett, Wittgenstein and Giacometti; S. Bindeman. Words of Wonder, Wit, and Well?... Well-Being! T. Raczka. Between Elation and Sorrow: Aesthetic Experience in the Western European Novel; C. Eykman. Weltschmerz or the Pain of Living; H.H. Rudnick. Vyacheslav Ivanov's Aesthetic: The Sonnet `Love'; I. Vayl. The Death of a Significant Other; G. Backhaus. The Loss of Gregor Samsa and Kafka's Use of Language; B. Prochaska. Section Three: From Abysmal Sorrow to Ecstatic Joy: The Elegiac Transmutation of Feeling. Ecstasies: Emerson's Experience of Elegy; M. Cavitch. Representations of Ecstatic Sorrow and Ecstatic Joy; G.L. Scheper. The Problem of Reconciliation in Remorse: Coleridge's Dramatic Theory and Practice; J.S. Smith. Elegy Rebuffed by Pastoral Eclogue in Wallace Stevens' `Sunday Morning'; S. Feshbach. Le Clezio: de l'heritage a l'origine! Etude du proces-verbal a Pawana, le recit d'un secret; I. Gillet. La Literatura y la Persona Excepcional; M.J. Marin.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780792360070
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780792360070
  • ISBN10: 0792360079

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly