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language and aesthetics with a global
The collection in this poetry volume,
Gold and Frost (L’or et le gel), which
consists of four parts, poses the
question of survival, life after the loss of
something precious, in the various strata
of that life, which is increasingly
threatened by the materialistic,
technological world. The first section of
this book examines the primal elements
of earth, fire, air, and water,
rnetonyrnically seen as Man, Woman,
Tree, Insect/Bird, and Sea... |
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For Georg Trakl the process of poetic
creation is dialectical; it functions in terms
of dualities and opposites. Poetic creation
springs from the awareness of the schism
between the aesthetic "I" and all that is not
the "I," between self and "other." In Trakl's
early poetry this rupture and the resulting
tensions is manifested as the one
common to most Western cultures,
between the perceiving "I" and the external
world of objects... |
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