Heidegger and the Poets: Poiesis/Sophia/Techne (Philosophy and Literary Theory)

Heidegger and the Poets: Poiesis/Sophia/Techne (Philosophy and Literary Theory)

Language: English

Pages: 192

ISBN: 0391038885

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Veronique Foti delves into the full range of Heideggerian texts to elaborate the problematics of historicity, language, and the structure of disclosure or "manifestation" in connection with the Herman poets whom Heidegger invoked along his path of thinking. Foti’s reading of these ports (Morike, Trakl, Rilke, Holderlin, and Celan) is a probing inquiry into the aesthetic, ethical, and political implications of Heidegger’s thought. She knows how technicity (techne) and poetizing (poiesis) are opposed yet brought together in Heidegger’s hermeneutic phenomenology, how they are both politicized and linked with ethical praxis, and how technicity, poetizing, and praxis cannot be dissevered from Heidegger’s essential thinking.

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configuration on aletheic measure. The "death-gravid passage" of mortals, which circles from the polis to what Heidegger calls, in the language of the concluding myth of Plato's Republic, to tes lethes pedion, "oblivion's field," requires them to partake of the waters of Lethe (GA 54,175-182). As long as Lethe enters the aletheic domain of the polis in proper measure, functioning as the donation of "the uncanny," it calls forth Mnemosyne, the mother of the Muses, and thus "the essential inception

exploration of topoi can thus be undertaken anew, proceeding at once from what is at hand and "in the light of utopia." It seeks to constitute the place of provenance as a region (Gegend) of encounter. Utopia, however, shows here a sinister light: the localities of provenance that define a region for Celan, Franzos, and Lenz are no longer to be found on the map--not even on the "child's map" of memory. The way that seeks them is not merely an Heideggerian "woodpath"; it is a way "into the

Jahrbuch, 15 (1967-68), 128-157. 31. "For snow, like the flowers of May I signifying the noble-spirited, wherever I it may be, gleams upon I the green meadow I of the alps, halved ... " 32. English translation by Thomas Pfau, Friedrich Holder/in: Essays and Letters on Theory (Albany: SUNY Press, 1988), 111. 33. Klaus Dusing, "Die Theorie der Tragodie bei Holderlin und Hegel," Christoph Jamme and Otto Poggeler, ed., Jenseits des Idealismus: Holderlins letzte Homburger Jahre (/804-/806) (Bonn:

Wissig, trans., in Arnold 1. Davidson, ed., "Symposium on Heidegger and Nazism," 475--480. 3. Sieghild Bogumil, "Todtnauberg," Hans-Michael Speier, ed., Celan-Jahrbuch 2 (1988), 37-51 (39). 4. Werner Hamacher, "The Second of Inversion: Movements of a Figure through Celan's Poetry," William D. Jewett, trans., in The Lesson of Paul de Man, 276--311; and Evelyn Hiinneke, "Hoffnung auf ein menschliches Heute und Morgen: Zur Wirklichkeit in der Dichtung Paul Celans," Celan-Jahrbuch 1 (1987),141-171.

eds.Jenseits des Idealismus. Holderlins letzte Homburger Jahre (1804-1806). Bonn: Bouvier, 1982. "Heidegger: la philosophie et Ie nazisme." Le Debat 48 Qanuary-February 1988): 112-192. Klostermann, Vittorio, ed. Durchblicke; Martin Heidegger zum 80. Geburtstag. Frankfurt a. M.: Klostermann, 1970. Merrill, Robert, ed. Ethics/Aesthetics: Post-Modem Positions. Washington, D. Maisonneuve Press, 1988. c.: Murray, Michael, ed. Heidegger and Modem Philosophy. New Haven and London: Yale University

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