Divining Desire: Tennyson and the Poetics of Transcendence (The Nineteenth Century Series)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780754600695: Divining Desire: Tennyson and the Poetics of Transcendence (The Nineteenth Century Series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This study examines Tennyson's portrayals of the erotic and creative impulses, reading the poet's ubiquitous lover-artists as tropes that figure the desire for transcending the state of being human, a condition of personal fragmentation and limited knowledge. Ostensibly seeking to fulfill erotic wishes, construct utopias, or create grand artistic works, Tennyson's characters engage in a fundamentally spiritual quest, yearning to divine desire: to eternalize the fulfilment of their deepest wishes. Freud revealed how Victorians sublimated sexual desire into religious impulse. This book demonstrates, however, the remarkable way in which Tennyson's poems transact the opposing projection, transfiguring spiritual desire into erotic art. Brilliantly negotiating a middle ground between scientific skepticism and reactionary religiosity, his vastly popular poems suggest that fulfilment of "the wish too strong for words to name" lies in a sacramentality: only as means do art and eros allow transport beyond fragmentation. At a deep level, the poems conclude that language itself brokers transcendence through its very brokenness.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

James W. Hood, Mars Hill College NC, USA

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 149.95
US$ 127.06

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James W. Hood
Published by Ashgate Pub Ltd (2000)
ISBN 10: 0754600696 ISBN 13: 9780754600695
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ashgate Pub Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0754600696

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 127.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

HOOD, JAMES W.
Published by Routledge (2000)
ISBN 10: 0754600696 ISBN 13: 9780754600695
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2000. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780754600695 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01017740

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 136.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hood, James W.
Published by Ashgate Pub Ltd (2000)
ISBN 10: 0754600696 ISBN 13: 9780754600695
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ashgate Pub Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 209 pages. 9.75x6.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0754600696

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 159.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds