A Poetics Of The Fragment

A Poetics Of The Fragment Whether a precondition of poiesis aisthesis and noesis an ideological assumption an elaborate artifice a strategy of mystification or a destabilising constellation of causes and effects the frag

  • Title: A Poetics Of The Fragment
  • Author: Andreea Tereza Nițișor Codrin Liviu Cuţitaru
  • ISBN: 9789736119217
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Whether a precondition of poiesis, aisthesis and noesis, an ideological assumption, an elaborate artifice, a strategy of mystification, or a destabilising constellation of causes and effects, the fragment has shaped both Western and Eastern cultures, eliciting a staggering diversity of artistic, philosophical, theoretical and critical responses From the ruins, remnants, sWhether a precondition of poiesis, aisthesis and noesis, an ideological assumption, an elaborate artifice, a strategy of mystification, or a destabilising constellation of causes and effects, the fragment has shaped both Western and Eastern cultures, eliciting a staggering diversity of artistic, philosophical, theoretical and critical responses From the ruins, remnants, scraps, shards, and incomplete manuscripts that survived from Antiquity, through the Renaissance humanism that prompted an investigation of somatic fragments, through the French moralists and Montaigne s criture fragmentaire, via the eighteenth century novelistic ars combinatoria, from Romanticism which shifted the emphasis on the fragment as philosophical seedling ripe with potentialities to modernist and postmodernist ontologies and epistemologies, the fragment has been subjected to countless revisions and reevaluations in theoretical and critical studies themselves often fragmentary Given the persistence and ubiquity of the fragment, the variety of types, and its proliferation in our time, it is somewhat baffling that to the best of our knowledge no methodical, inclusive and multiperspectival approach to the fragment has been published yet Under these circumstances, the present volume proposes a rigorous interdisciplinary and transhistorical examination of the fragment, ultimately seen as forma mentis In addition to a critique of criticism in the field, This book offers descriptive and functional taxonomies, and the types of fragment identified are subsequently illustrated and analysed in a number of literary works and films, some of which have not been previously circumscribed to the sphere of the fragmentary such as the pseudo dictionary , or investigated from this perspective The Sound and the Fury, The Shipping News, Memento This book is addressed not only to teachers, students, and researchers of the phenomenology of this elusive and underrated genre, but also to all those intrigued or enchanted by the fragment ary.

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