Are emotions, feelings, sentiments not the stuff of literature? There it is where they project their inner logic of aesthetic transmutation; there, beyond the instrument of language that they command. This collection explores how the lyrical virtualities of life-experience and the elegiac style in literature share a common core, lifting the human significance of life from abysmal vitality to esoteric heights, from abysmal grief to a serene reconciliation with destiny. The "elegiac sequence" in the play of emotions, feelings and sentiments brings together life and literary creativity in its transformatory power.
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers