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The Philosopher and the Storyteller : Eric Voegelin and Twentieth-century Literature (Hardcover)

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This is the first book-length study of the literary dimensions of Voegelin''s philosophy--and the first to use his philosophy to read specific novels. Embry focuses on two key elements of Voegelin''s philosophy as important for reading literature: metaxy, the in-between of human consciousness, and metalepsis, human participation in the community of being. He shows how Voegelin''s philosophy in general is rooted in literary-symbolic interpretation and, therefore, provides a foundation for the interpretation of literature. And finally he explores Voegelin''s insistence that the soundness of literary criticism lies in the consciousness of the reader. Embry then offers Voegelinian readings that vividly illustrate the principles of this approach, including readings of "Waterland, The Demons, " and "The Violent Bear It Away."


Publisher University of Missouri Press
Mfg Part# 9780826217905
SKU 206446066
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0826217907
Release Date 4/1/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0192
Publisher University of Missouri Press
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