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This book offers a detailed! comparatist defense of hyperbole in the Baroque period. Focusing on Spanish and Mexican lyric (Gongo... Weiterlesen
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Klappentext This book offers a detailed! comparatist defense of hyperbole in the Baroque period. Focusing on Spanish and Mexican lyric (Gongora! Quevedo! and Sor Juana)! English drama ("King Lear" and translations of Seneca)! and French philosophy (Descartes and Pascal)! Christopher Johnson reads Baroque hyperbole as a sophisticated! often sublime! frequently satiric means of making sense of worlds and selves in crisis and transformation. Grounding his readings of hyperbole in the history of rhetoric and literary imitation! Johnson traces how rhetorical excess acquires specific cultural! political! aesthetic! and epistemological value. "Hyperboles" also engages more recent critiques of hyperbolic thought (Wittgenstein! Derrida! and Cavell)! as it argues that hyperbole is the primary engine of a poetics and metaphysics of immanence. Zusammenfassung Offers a comparatist defense of hyperbole in the Baroque period. Focusing on Spanish and Mexican lyric! English drama! and French philosophy! this title reads Baroque hyperbole as a sophisticated! often sublime! frequently satiric means of making sense of worlds and selves in crisis and transformation.

Autorentext

Christopher D. Johnson is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University.



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This book offers a detailed, comparatist defense of hyperbole in the Baroque period. Focusing on Spanish and Mexican lyric (Gongora, Quevedo, and Sor Juana), English drama ("King Lear" and translations of Seneca), and French philosophy (Descartes and Pascal), Christopher Johnson reads Baroque hyperbole as a sophisticated, often sublime, frequently satiric means of making sense of worlds and selves in crisis and transformation. Grounding his readings of hyperbole in the history of rhetoric and literary imitation, Johnson traces how rhetorical excess acquires specific cultural, political, aesthetic, and epistemological value. "Hyperboles" also engages more recent critiques of hyperbolic thought (Wittgenstein, Derrida, and Cavell), as it argues that hyperbole is the primary engine of a poetics and metaphysics of immanence.



Zusammenfassung
Offers a comparatist defense of hyperbole in the Baroque period. Focusing on Spanish and Mexican lyric, English drama, and French philosophy, this title reads Baroque hyperbole as a sophisticated, often sublime, frequently satiric means of making sense of worlds and selves in crisis and transformation.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Hyperboles
Untertitel: The Rhetoric of Excess in Baroque Literature and Thought
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EAN: 9780674053311
ISBN: 978-0-674-05331-1
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Department of Comparative Literature
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 695
Gewicht: 1112g
Größe: H237mm x B164mm x T37mm
Jahr: 2010