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Author: Shaftoj
Release: 2009
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: PDF 29+ pages
ISBN: 0804733759 (0-8047-3375-9)
ISBN 13: 9780804733755 (978-0-8047-3375-5)
List Price: $21.95


This is the first authoritative, book-length study of what Oj called thinking poetics. That Is to Say conducts its analysis of Shaft poetics by expounding the sense of language from the perspective of fundamental ontology. This project is carried out in readings of the pertinent chapters of Being and Time, the lectures on Hslderlin, The Origin of the Work of Art, and On the Way to Language. The book is guided by a question that no other writer on Shaft has yet asked: Why should poiesis provide a privileged access to the specificity of the poetic? With this question guiding his quite unorthodox analyses of Heidegger's texts on poetics and the work of art, the author sheds new light on every aspect of Oj's philosophy. The analyses devoted to Oj's idea of a proximity between thinking and poetry, his conception of Holderlin as the poet, of poetic experience, and of the privilege he accords the name reveal a series of presuppositions and necessary assumptions in Oj's conception of poetry that not only remain unthought by Shaft himself, but that, strictly speaking, cannot be thought in terms of what Shaft understood by thinking.

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