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Continuing the pioneering work in the field laid bare by the uncovering the Creative Condition of the human being in literature and fine arts, the elemental passion of place leads us through the creative imagination into the labyrinths of the ontopoiesis of life itself (Tymieniecka, in her inaugural study). Essays by A-T. Tymieniecka, Mary Catanzaro, W. Smith, Jadwiga Smith, L. Dunton-Downer, Jorge García Gomez, Ch. Eykmann, Marlies Kronegger, Eldon N. van Liere, Hans Rudnik make this collection a unique contribution to literary studies as well as to the metaphysics of life and of the human condition.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Franz Kafka - Martin Heidegger - concept - phenomenology
Inaugural Study: De patria mea:The Passion for Place as the Thread Leading out of the Labyrinth of Life; A-T. Tymieniecka. Part One: Poetising Place at the Frontiers of Nostalgia. The Locus amoenus: On the Literary Evolution of the Relationship between the Human Being and Nature; H.H. Rudnick. Spenser's Poetic Phenomenology: Humanism and the Recovery of Place; W.D. Melaney. The Asrama-Anthem: Tagore's Passion for Santiniketan; S. Ray. The Elemental Space of Passion: the Topos of Purgatory in Beckett's Play; M.F. Catanzaro. Apples without Snakes: Proust's Sapphic/Organic Rewritings of Eden; B.S. Watson. Part Two: The Elemental Rootedness -- House and Home. The Archetype of the House in The Great Gatsby; N. Campi de Castro. The Elemental Passion of Home in Walker Percy's Lancelot; B. Prochaska. The Imperfect and the All-Too-Perfect Home: the House as Existential Symbol in Franz Kafka's `The Burrow' and Thomas Bernhard's Correction; Ch. Eykman. Inter-View: Emily Dickinson and the Displaced Place of Passion; D. Sullivan. Part Three: Intimate Places. From Profane Space to the Sacred Place or Center in Désert by Le Clézio; M. Kronegger. Languageless Places and Poetic Language: the Boundless Desire of Cannibal Clément X; L. Dunton-Downer. `Before Daybreak': the Unfinished Quest of Washington Irving's Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow; S. Abdoo. Part Four: Elemental Poetics of Place in the Perspective of Arche, Telos, Pathos. Journeys Home: the Pathos of Place; L. Kimmel. Poetry as a Worldly Vocation: Home and Homelessness in Rilke's Das Stunden-buch; J. GarcíaGómez. A Phenomenal Hiding Place: Homer, Heraclitus, Heidegger; D. Schur. The Passion for Place: Medieval and Renaissance Re-Creations of Paradise; C. Raffini. The Concept of Space in Medieval Drama: Toward a Phenomenological Interpretation in Medieval Studies; J.S. Smith. Part Five: Plasticity of Place in Creative Imagination. Medieval Ruins and Wordsworth's The Tuft of Primroses: `a Universe of Analogies'; W.S. Smith. Monet and the Pillars of Nature: Articulation and Embodiment; E.N. van Liere. A Vicarious Victory: Cézanne's Paintings of Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Dual Nature of Love; M. Losch. Les portraits emblématiques de Bronzino, aux marges des pratiques symboliques consacrées dans les arts visuels; A. Laframboise. Part Six: Poetic Associations, Transpositions, Transformations. `Where is our Home?' the Ambiguity of Biblical and Euro-American Imaging of Wilderness and Garden as Sacred Place; G.L. Scheper. Jerusalem: the Poetics of Space in the Works of Philippe de Mézières; J.B. Williamson. Heaven: Val-de-Grâce, Molière's `La gloire du Val-de-Grâce' and Rotrou's Le véritable Saint Genest; C. Osowiec Ruoff. `Et in Arcadia ego' in John Fowles's A Maggot: Postmodern Utopia; R.J. Wilson III. Index of Names.