Mary Jacobus's Romantic Things: A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud PDF

By Mary Jacobus

Our ideas are formed as a lot by means of what issues make folks as through what we make of them. Lyric poetry is mainly taken with issues and their courting to notion, feel, and knowing. In Romantic Things, Mary Jacobus explores the area of gadgets and phenomena in nature as expressed in Romantic poetry along the topic of sentience and sensory deprivation in literature and art.


Jacobus discusses items and attributes that try our perceptions and preoccupy either Romantic poetry and smooth philosophy. John Clare, John Constable, Rainer Maria Rilke, W. G. Sebald, and Gerhard Richter make appearances round the primary determine of William Wordsworth as Jacobus explores timber, rocks, clouds, breath, sleep, deafness, and blindness of their paintings. whereas she thinks via these items, she is assisted by means of the writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-Luc Nancy. supporting us imagine extra deeply approximately issues which are right now seen and invisible, visible and unseen, felt and unfeeling, Romantic Things opens our eyes to what has been formerly missed in lyric and Romantic poetry.

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