Extravagant: Crossings of Modern Poetry And Modern Ph (Hardback)Robert Baker (author)
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Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 699 g
Dimensions: 236 x 164 x 29 mm
"Baker is surely right to see a kind of displaced religious longing behind many of these writers. . . . Scholars looking for common themes uniting Romanticism and now-fading postmodernity will find a support here. . . . ." -- Choice
"The Extravagant is a fascinating and ambitious study of the interplay between philosophy and poetry in the modern period." -- The Virginia Quarterly Review
"In conclusion, and in good extravagant fashion, I'll say this: Baker's book is absolutely fascinating, interesting, and compelling, in spite of its forcing the reader to wander almost to exhaustion-but then such is the nature of both the extravagant and the negative." -- Hyperion
". . . The Extravagant is an engaging book that will have many admirers among the ever-widening circle of 'religionists without religion.' It makes a good case for the continuity of romantic and modernist poetics despite the clear break between expressivism and constructivism in twentieth-century theory and practice." -- Christianity and Literature
". . . [Baker's] richly erudite, lucidly intelligent, and beautifully written book is indispensable for anyone who wants to understand and reflect on the trajectory of modern culture." -- Notre Dame Philosophical Review
"Robert Baker's The Extravagant: Crossings of Modern Poetry and Modern Philosophy deals boldly and often brilliantly with its titular subjects as ways of exploring perhaps arbitrating lofty, even ultimate issues. . . . [What is] impressive is Baker's command of his voluminous and difficult subject matter. He seems to have read all the primary and secondary literature of poetry and philosophy, moves with ease between the philosophy, and manages to frame complex arguments in terms that, while hardly simple, are at least relatively accessible and light on jargon." -- The Georgia Review
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