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Made Flesh

Sacrament and Poetics in Post-Reformation England


Συγγραφέας: Johnson Kimberly
Εκδότης: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812245882
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 248
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Made Flesh"

During the Reformation, the mystery of the Eucharist was the subject of contentious debate and a nexus of concerns over how the material might embody the sublime and how the absent might be made present. For Kimberly Johnson, the question of how exactly Christ can be present in bread and wine is fundamentally an issue of representation, and one that bears directly upon the mechanics of poetry. In Made Flesh, she explores the sacramental conjunction of text with materiality and word with flesh through the peculiar poetic strategies of the seventeenth-century English lyric. Made Flesh examines the ways in which the works of John Donne, George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, Edward Taylor, and other devotional poets explicitly engaged in issues of signification, sacrament, worship, and the ontological value of the material world. Johnson reads the turn toward interpretively obstructive and difficult forms in the seventeenth-century English lyric as a strategy to accomplish what the Eucharist itself cannot: the transubstantiation of absence into perceptual presence by emphasizing the material artifact of the poem. At its core, Johnson demonstrates, the Reformation debate about the Eucharist was an issue of semiotics, a reimagining of the relationship between language and materiality. The self-asserting flourishes of technique that developed in response to sixteenth-century sacramental controversy have far-reaching effects, persisting from the post-Reformation period into literary postmodernity.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Johnson Kimberly
Κατηγορία: δοκίμια-μελέτες
ISBN: 9780812245882
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 05/02/2014
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 248
Τόπος έκδοσης: Pennsylvania
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 531 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 3 illus.

Περιεχόμενα

Introduction. Eucharistic Poetics: The Word Made Flesh Chapter 1. "The Bodie and the Letters Both": Textual Immanence in The Temple Chapter 2. Edward Taylor's "Menstruous Cloth": Structure as Seal in the Preparatory Meditations Chapter 3. Embracing the Medium: Metaphor and Resistance in John Donne Chapter 4. Richard Crashaw's Indigestible Poetics Chapter 5. Immanent Textualities in a Postsacramental World Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments

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