By Hans Gumbrecht
What are many of the atmospheres or moods that the examining of literary works can set off? Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht has lengthy argued that the functionality of literature isn't loads to explain, or to re-present, as to make current. right here, he is going one step extra, exploring the substance and fact of language as a fabric part of the world—impalpable tricks, tones, and airs that, up to they're elusive, are not any much less concerns of tangible fact.
Reading, we find, is an experiencing of particular moods and atmospheres, or
Stimmung. those moods are on a continuum reminiscent of a musical scale. They current themselves as nuances that problem our powers of discernment and outline, in addition to language's power to seize them. might be the simplest we will do is to indicate of their course. Conveying own encounters with poetry, track, portray, and the radical, this e-book therefore gestures towards the intangible and within the strategy, constitutes a daring protection of the subjective event of the humanities.
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