The Resource Writing the incommensurable : Kierkegaard, Rossetti, and Hopkins, Mary E. Finn

Writing the incommensurable : Kierkegaard, Rossetti, and Hopkins, Mary E. Finn

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Writing the incommensurable : Kierkegaard, Rossetti, and Hopkins
Title
Writing the incommensurable
Title remainder
Kierkegaard, Rossetti, and Hopkins
Statement of responsibility
Mary E. Finn
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Language
eng
Summary
Writing the Incommensurable studies how the threat posed by the absence of an immanent God is explored in the works of Soren Kierkegaard, Christina Rossetti, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Mary Finn erects a theoretical framework in each chapter based on a pseudonymous work of Kierkegaard. In these works, Kierkegaard uses the discourses of philosophy, theology, and literature to plot the complicated path of a religious writer whose own impulse to write complicates - if it does not compromise - the religious vision she or he wants to communicate. The book is organized according to four Kierkegaardian categories: anxiety, lyric voice, repetition and radical choice. All four are responses to what Kierkegaard calls, the "incommensurable," the unnegotiable gap between subjectivity (and God) on the one hand and "actuality" on the other. This gap plagues the writer-believer while also enabling writing. In what dilemma, then, does a religious poet find herself or himself when out of the depths of personal doubt, lack of understanding, and religious inadequacy comes a literary success? Or this dilemma avoided by paradoxically refiguring failure as a measure of success, and, if so, can such a refiguring ever be fully trusted? As the notion of the subjective "self" acquires preeminence in the nineteenth century the particularized "writing self" is the entity Kierkegaard, Hopkins, and Rossetti fight to get beyond as religious believers. The futility of such an attempt results in a peculiar success: there is the writing itself, material evidence that the fight occurred, imbued with the pathos and beauty of all monuments erected to lost causes
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Finn, Mary E
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR595.R4
LC item number
F56 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literature & philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Rossetti, Christina Georgina
  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • Rossetti, Christina Georgina
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Rossetti, Christina Georgina
  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • English poetry
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Immanence (Philosophy) in literature
  • Immanence of God in literature
  • Christian poetry, English
  • English poetry
  • Immanence of God in literature
  • Immanence (Philosophy) in literature
  • Religion
  • Sünde
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Writing the incommensurable : Kierkegaard, Rossetti, and Hopkins, Mary E. Finn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780271008547
Lccn
91040859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24871718
  • (OCoLC)ocm24871718
Label
Writing the incommensurable : Kierkegaard, Rossetti, and Hopkins, Mary E. Finn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780271008547
Lccn
91040859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24871718
  • (OCoLC)ocm24871718

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