Words Fail : Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation, Paperback / softback Book

Words Fail : Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation Paperback / softback

Part of the Perspectives in Continental Philosophy series

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There has been much philosophical speculation on the potential failure of language as well as the search for a presentation of the "thing itself" beyond representation.

Words Fail pursues the writings of a trio of philosophers-Jacques Derrida, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, and Giorgio Agamben-as prime examples of how modern poetry presents us with a profitable vantage point from which to survey the ongoing struggle of living in a highly fragmented world. Alongside these thinkers, this book looks specifically at the form of spirituality that is given shape by this intersection of poetics and theological-philosophical reflection-all of which offer rich suggestions about our spiritual nature.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
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  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9780823272846

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