Hard Problems in Poetry Especially Valuing

Allen Grossman

in True-Love

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780226309736
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226309750 | DOI:
Hard Problems in Poetry Especially Valuing

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Poetry is the means of last recourse, the artistic form of communicative action. The use of poetry which is the focus of this chapter is its intention to interrupt the continuity of cultural understandings. That is what poetic “originality” means. That is what poetic novelty, the new thing, is. The analysis begins with valuing. The action of loving expresses the intention to value anything. So in order to think about valuing, one must think about love.

Keywords: poetry; communicative action; cultural understandings; poetic originality; poetic novelty; value; love

Chapter.  8527 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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