Constance M. Furey's Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English PDF

By Constance M. Furey

ISBN-10: 022643415X

ISBN-13: 9780226434155

What is the connection among our remoted and our social selves, among aloneness and interconnection? Constance M. Furey probes this query via a suggestive literary culture: early Protestant poems during which a unmarried speaker describes a solitary look for God.

As Furey demonstrates, John Donne, George Herbert, Anne Bradstreet, and others describe internal lives which are unusually crowded, teeming with human in addition to divine partners. a similar early glossy writers who bequeathed to us the fashionable contrast among self and society exhibit the following a distinct frame of mind approximately selfhood altogether. For them, she argues, the self is neither by myself nor universally hooked up, yet is perpetually interactive and dynamically constituted by way of particular relationships. through an research both responsive to theological rules, social conventions, and poetic shape, Furey unearths how poets who comprehend introspection as a relational act, and poetry itself as a kind ideal to crafting a relational self, provide us new methods of wondering selfhood today—and a source for reimagining either secular and spiritual methods of being within the world.

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