Despite recent interest in forgiveness and reconciliation, relatively little research has been conducted on forgiveness in literary studies. A Poetics of Forgiveness explores the profound links between creativity and forgiveness, and argues that creative production and interpretation can play a vital role in practices of forgiveness. Developing a model of qpoetic forgivenessq through the work of Julia Kristeva, Jacques Derrida, and Kelly Oliver, A Poetics of Forgiveness asks how forgiveness is expressed in literature and other art forms, and what creative works can bring to secular debates on forgiveness and conflict resolution. Jill Scott explores these questions in a wide variety of historical and cultural contexts, from Homer's Iliad to 9/11 novels, from postwar Germany to post-Apartheid South Africa, in canonical texts and in diverse media, including film, photography, and testimony.... apple-peeling might or might not make a letter, S as likely as not or nothing. It was just for funa (77). Finally, the mature H.D. muses about the sign for a question mark a?a as a backwards aS.a She points to a necklace formed of question marksanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Poetics of Forgiveness|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-03-30|