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Auteur(s) : Davis, Theo  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Ornamental aesthetics [Texte imprimé] : the poetry of attending in Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman / Theo Davis

Publication : . - New York : Oxford university press, 2016

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (245 p.) ; 22 cm

Comprend : Introduction: To ornament ; Thoreau: an ornament to nature ; Dickinson: ornamentation and the open ; Whitman: ornamental distinction.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (231-242)
Ornamental Aesthetics offers a theory of ornamentation as a manner of marking out objects for notice, attention, praise, and a means of exploring qualities of mental engagement other than interpretation and representation. Although Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman were hostile to the overdecorated rooms and poems of nineteenth-century culture, their writings are full of references to chandeliers, butterflies, diamonds, and banners which indicate their primary investment in ornamentation as a form of attending. Theo Davis argues that this essential quality of ornamentation has been obscured by the enduring emphasis of literary studies on the structure of representation, and on how meaning is embodied in material form. Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman's sense of ornamentation as a manner of attending is grounded in an understanding of poetry as an adornment to the world, and thus as a way of relating to what is present rather than of representing it. Ornamental Aesthetics investigates the aesthetic practices of Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman through readings of the writings of Martin Heidegger, which also presents the human mind as an agitated, responsive, and ornamental presence. Drawing together work in poetics, rhetoric, philosophy, and nineteenth-century American literature, Ornamental Aesthetics ultimately argues that the kinds of immediate experience of attending which concerns ornamentation should retain a central place in the study of literature and the humanities more broadly


Sujet(s) : Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862) -- Esthétique  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886) -- Esthétique  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) -- Esthétique  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9780190467517 (hardcover). - ISBN 0190467517 (hardcover). - ISBN 9780190467524 (erroné) (updf)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45316872 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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