A New Poetics of Dasein

Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei

in Heidegger, Hölderlin, and the Subject of Poetic Language

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223602
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235254 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

A New Poetics of Dasein

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Turning from Friedrich Hölderlin to a broader inclusion of modern poetry, one might mark out a continuum of poetical modes of experience over a wide, but of course not all-inclusive, range, the continuity of which is sustained by a maintenance of the “self” in and through experiences of ecstasies necessary, but not sufficient, for the advent of poetical creation. In offering such alternative to the Heideggerian models of the resolute and the selfless poet, this book by no means wishes to imply that all poetry, or even good poetry, is principally about the self. Of course, the poetics of Dasein cannot account for the geological “layer” of self in all forms of poetry, nor even all forms of modern poetry, but it does structurally formulate the experiential element discernible in the poetical address to the world that is evident in much of modern poetical language since Hölderlin.

Keywords: Friedrich Hölderlin; modern poetry; self; poetical creation; Dasein; poetical language

Chapter.  9199 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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