Lingua Barbara or the Mystery of the Other: Otherness and Exteriority in Modern European Poetry - European Connections 9 (Paperback)Johanna Marie Buisson (author)
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The volume goes on to explore the concept of barbarism in language, revealing how some modern or post-modern European poets confronted their respective languages with the barbaric - otherness, the outside, the `uncivilised'. The author focuses on three twentieth-century poets who experienced barbarism in some way and whose work constitutes a poetic counter-attack and an attempt at regeneration: Henri Michaux, Paul Celan and Ted Hughes. These poets wrote within post-modernity in a state of endless displacement and their anguished alienation echoes the plight of Medea - the barbarian amongst the `civilised' Greeks. Their new lingua barbara became a language of otherness, of inter-space and displacement.
Publisher: Verlag Peter Lang
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 225 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: New edition
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