Poetry and Contemplation: A New Preface to Poetics G Rostrevor Hamilton

ISBN: 9781107418158

Published: July 24th 2014

Paperback

174 pages


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Poetry and Contemplation: A New Preface to Poetics  by  G Rostrevor Hamilton

Poetry and Contemplation: A New Preface to Poetics by G Rostrevor Hamilton
July 24th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 174 pages | ISBN: 9781107418158 | 3.72 Mb

The arts are often justified by those creating and experiencing them as having some kind of value beyond their mere being. Originally published in 1937, this book examines the place of poetry in human life. Hamilton argues that, rather thanMoreThe arts are often justified by those creating and experiencing them as having some kind of value beyond their mere being. Originally published in 1937, this book examines the place of poetry in human life.

Hamilton argues that, rather than justifying poetry as a worthy mental exercise, the experience of poetry as a contemplative and conscious experience is sufficient reward and justification for its existence as an art form. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in poetry or the maxim ars gratia artis.



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