Sensation, Contemporary Poetry and Deleuze : Transformative Intensities, Hardback Book

Sensation, Contemporary Poetry and Deleuze : Transformative Intensities Hardback

Part of the Continuum Literary Studies series


Poetry is composed of sensation: this Deleuze-Guattarian assertion is central to a Deleuzian poetics that provides a fruitful approach to the difficulties of innovative literature and poetry in particular.

This book is a clear exposition of a Deleuzian approach to literature that treats the literary text, particularly the poem, as something that exists in its own right.

As such poetry is presented as something that must be encountered, actualised and embodied by readers on its own terms, rather than providing access to something else that it represents.

Far from being a hermetic, ivory tower encounter, the Deleuzian poetics of experimental reading reveals sensational significances that are not only philosophical and social but political.

What's more, through a close examination of a range of contemporary innovative poems, Jon Clay suggests that a Deleuzian way of reading offers a firm purchase on notoriously difficult texts, providing concepts and a language that aids their understanding.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 222 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
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  • Category: Creative writing & creative writing guides
  • ISBN: 9780826424242

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