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Paul Valéry
Consciousness and Nature


  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521114271

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  • Paul Valery refused to choose between art and science. Although critics have often separated in their discussions of his work his poetry and his thought, he looked upon poetic composition as but one means of deepening his interest in the human mind in all its possibilities. It has been said nevertheless that because of his predominant interest in the mind - in the nature of self-awareness in particular - he was concerned only superficially with anything apart from mental processes. Dr Crow shows that this is not so: on the contrary, self-awareness for Valery was the mainspring of a sensitive and detailed involvement with the forms and processes of the natural world. By concentrating on a theme so central to Valery's interests as consciousness and nature, this book has the merit of approaching his many-sided writings from the point of their greatest unity. The book provides one of the first comprehensive studies of the underlying unity of Valery's poetry and thought.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521114271
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Consciousness and the Self:
    1. Consciousness
    2. Knowing and understanding
    3. Consciousness, emotion and the nature of love
    Part II. Consciousness and External Nature:
    4. Nature and imagination
    5. Living things
    6. Growth and decay
    Part III. Intellectual Creativity and Natural Growth:
    7. Nature and analogy
    8. Maturation and poetic composition
    9. Genius and growth

  • Author

    Christine M. Crow

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