publication . Doctoral thesis . 2003

Mutual implications: otherness in theory and John Berryman's poetry of loss

Schwieler, Elias;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Moderna språk
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
This thesis examines John Berryman’s poetry of loss together with four different theoretical perspectives. It is the purpose of the study to involve Berryman’s poetry and critical theory in a dialogue which attempts to break down the hierarchy that positions theory as the subject and literature or poetry as the object of study. Instead, by focusing on the otherness of each discourse, that is, what could be called the unconscious of Berryman’s poetry of loss and the language of theory, poetry and theory can be seen to presuppose and mutually imply each other. Those of Berryman’s poems mainly analyzed in the thesis, and which could be called his poetry of loss are...
Subjects
free text keywords: English language, absence, anasemia, commentary, death, departure, dialogue, figural, literal, literature, loss, mutual implications, nostalgia, origin, otherness, perspective, philosophy, poetry, presence, subversive, theory, Engelska, Specific Languages, Studier av enskilda språk
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