Journal Article

Disclosing the World: <i>Parousia</i> in the Poetry of Ted Hughes

Janne Stigen Drangsholt

in Literature and Theology

Volume 30, issue 3, pages 265-277
Published in print September 2016 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online December 2014 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI:
Disclosing the World: Parousia in the Poetry of Ted Hughes

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This article explores the importance of parousia in the poetry of Ted Hughes. In Hughes, parousia is the key to a central critique of metaphysics as a system of thought which prevents us to fully acknowledge presence and being. The article will investigate parousia both as part of a binary opposition where we find apousia (‘to be absent, absence’) at the other end, and as a as an all-embracing spatial element, which allows an opening up of the world here and now.

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Subjects: Literature ; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music

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