By Kristen Case

Wittgenstein wrote that "philosophy ought rather to be written merely as a sort of poetry." American poetry has lengthy engaged questions about topic and item, self and setting, truth and mind's eye, genuine and excellent that experience ruled the Western philosophical culture because the Enlightenment. Kristen Case's e-book argues that American poets from Emerson to Susan Howe have answered to the vital difficulties of Western philosophy by means of appearing, in language, the always moving relation among brain and global. Pragmatism, spotting the futility of philosophy's try and repair the mind/world relation, publicizes the insights that those poets enact.
Pursuing the flights of pragmatist considering into poetry and poetics, Case strains an epistemology that emerges from American writing, together with that of Emerson, Marianne Moore, William James, and Charles Olson. the following brain and global are understood as inseparable, and the man or woman is considered, in Thoreau's phrases, "part and parcel of Nature." Case provides a brand new photo of twentieth-century American poetry that disrupts our feel of the universities and lineages of contemporary and postmodern poetics, arguing that literary heritage is so much thoroughly figured as a residing box instead of a line. This publication should be of specific curiosity to students and scholars of pragmatism, transcendentalism, and twentieth-century American poetry.

Kristen Case is Assistant Professor of English on the collage of Maine at Farmington.

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