This work is not only a general inquiry into ecstatic states of consciousness and an historical outline of the ecstatic poetic tradition but also an intensive study of five representative poets--Rumi, Wordsworth, Whitman, Dickinson, and Tagore. In a refreshingly original, wide-ranging engagement with concepts in psychology, religion, philosophy, aesthetics, sociology and history, this book demonstrates that the poetics and aesthetics of ecstasy represent an ancient, ubiquitous theory of poetry that continues to influence writers in the current century.David Leeming, Jealous Gods, Chosen People: The Mythology ofthe Middle East (New York: Oxford University Press, ... Max Radin, aThe Kid and Its Mothera#39;s Milk, a 212. 66. ... Numinous: relating to the spiritual or su- pernatural, the experience of which is beyond rational comprehension. ... Cited in Bruce C. Daniels, Puritans at Play: Leisure and Recreation in Colonial New England (New York: St. Martina#39;s, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Ecstatic Poetic Tradition|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2014-05-12|