On the Shore of Nothingness: Space, Rhythm, and Semantic Structure in Religious Poetry and Its Mystic-secular Counterpart : a Study in Cognitive Poetics
This book studies how poetic structure transforms verbal imitations of religious experience into concepts. The book investigates how such a conceptual language can convey such non-conceptual experiences as meditation, ecstasy or mystic insights. Briefly, it explores how the poet, by using words, can express the 'ineffable'. It submits to close reading English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Armenian and Hebrew texts, from the Bible, through medieval, renaissance, metaphysical, and baroque poetry, to romantic and symbolistic poetry.
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Means Effects and Assumptions
Poem Prayer and Meditation
The Ultimate Limit Appresentation and Transcendence
Composition of Place Experiential Set and the Meditative Poem
Mystic Poetry Metaphysical Baroque and Romantic
The Sublime and the Absolute Limit
Visual and Auditory Ingenuities in Mystic Poetry
Oceanic Dedifferentiation Thing Destruction and Mystic Poetry
The Infernal and the Hybrid Bosch and Dante
Let There be Light and the Emanation of Light The Act of Creation in Ibn Gabirol and Milton
A Cognitive Analysis of Religious Imagery in Poetry
The Asymmetry of Sacred Sexual and Filial Love in Figurative Language
Rhythmic Structure and Religious Poetry The Numinous the Infernal and Agnus Dei
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