Plain Burned Things



Plain Burned Things

A Poetics of the Unsayable
Mme Leah Souffrant




"Leah Souffrant, with laudably quiet gestures, reaches lyrically into literature's silent places to delineate the thermodynamics of the lacuna. Working the pauses, she does a Duras: nimble, stunned, alert. Hats off to Souffrant for the elliptical beauty she unearths and--with interpretive deftness--performs!" – Wayne Koestenbaum

How might the unsayable become known to us? In the arts, silence and blank space attempt to convey what can't be said, making one revelation even as another is withheld. In this meditative study, Leah Souffrant explores how creative forms of reticence can communicate knowledge and create experience. Attending to word and image and what hovers between, Souffrant describes an aesthetics of attention to absence and presents a poetics of the unsayable.

Through the work of Anne Carson, Marguerite Duras, Sylvia Plath, Jean Rhys, Lorna Simpson, Rachel Zucker, and others, Souffrant investigates creative gestures and critical assertions at the intersection of phenomenology, feminism, and form. She invites readers to dwell in the spaces created by works that withhold explication, remain silent or blank, and discover the understanding made available to us in such spaces when we give them our attention. While acknowledging that language inevitably is inadequate, Souffrant examines the ways in which creative works nevertheless translate experience into form, and can -- echoing Maurice Merleau-Ponty -- "make us advance toward" richer understanding of what is often most difficult to grasp.

Titre Plain Burned Things
Sous-titre A Poetics of the Unsayable
Édition Première édition
Auteur Mme Leah Souffrant
Collection Collection CLINAMEN
Langue anglais
Éditeur Presses universitaires de Liège
BISAC Classifications thématiques LIT000000 LITERARY CRITICISM
LIT014000 LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
BIC Classifications thématiques DS Literature: history & criticism
DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
DSC Literary studies: poetry & poets
Dewey (abrégé) 800 Literature rhetoric & criticism
809 Literary history & criticism
Public visé 05 Enseignement supérieur
CLIL (Version 2013 ) 3633 Poésie
3146 Lettres et Sciences du langage
4027 Etudes littéraires générales et thématiques
Crédit Presses Universitaires de Liège
Date de première publication du titre 07 mars 2017
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: D      93 Thema subject category: C      93 Thema subject category: DC      93 Thema subject category: DSB
ONIX Adult Audience Rating      02 Avertissement de contenu
Avec Index ; Bibliographie ; Notes
Support Livre broché
Nb de pages 138 p. Index . Bibliographie . Notes .
ISBN-10 2875621106
ISBN-13 9782875621108
Référence 121085-96
Date de publication 07 mars 2017
Publication , Belgique
Contenu du produit Text (eye-readable)
Nombre de pages de contenu principal 138
Format 16 x 24 x 0,8 cm
Poids 305 gr
Prix 24,00 €
 
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