Plurality and the Poetics of Self - Bond, Bruce
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Plurality and the Poetics of Self investigates the words "I" and "self" as suggestive of eight territories of meaning. Via poetry's lens into language and its limits, Bruce Bond explores the notion of self as identity, volitional agent, ego, existential monad, subjectivity, ontological origin, soul, and transpersonal psyche. Taking poetic meaning as our common currency, the book emphasizes the critical role of the un-representable and how embattled and confused assumptions threaten ever deeper alienation from one another and ourselves.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Plurality and the Poetics of Self investigates the words "I" and "self" as suggestive of eight territories of meaning. Via poetry's lens into language and its limits, Bruce Bond explores the notion of self as identity, volitional agent, ego, existential monad, subjectivity, ontological origin, soul, and transpersonal psyche. Taking poetic meaning as our common currency, the book emphasizes the critical role of the un-representable and how embattled and confused assumptions threaten ever deeper alienation from one another and ourselves.

Autorenporträt
Bruce Bond is Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas, USA. He is the author of twenty-three books including, most recently, Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand (2015), Black Anthem (2016), Gold Bee (2016), Sacrum (2017), Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997-2015 (2017), Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods (2018), Dear Reader (2018), and Frankenstein's Children (2018).
Inhaltsangabe
The Broken Mirror.- Identity and Contingency.- The Metaphysics of Volition.- Ego: Structure, Complex, Drive.- The Existential Monad.- The Seer in the Seen.- Bodies, Souls, and the Poetry Between Them.- Original Consciousness.- Dynamics of the Transpersonal.- The Plural of I.