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Tuning the Self - a book by Es, Eelco van

Tuning the Self

George Herbert's Poetry As Cognitive Behaviour

Tuning the Self( )
Author: Es, Eelco van
Series title:European Semiotics / Smiotiques Europennes Ser.
ISBN:978-3-0351-0587-2
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Peter Lang
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $63.95
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This book provides a cognitive analysis of the poetry of George Herbert (1593- 1633). From Herbert's own thinking, recorded in his prose treatises, can be deduced that his poems should serve a specific function: teaching self-knowledge to his readers. Self-knowledge is a necessary skill, to be applied in one's strife for 'temperance': the regulation of body, house, church, mind, and community. To Herbert, the meaning of his poems is subservient to this function: poetry should aid his...
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Pages:143

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