The Poem on the Edge of the Word: The Limits of Language and the Uses of Silence in the Poetry of Mallarme, Rilke, and Vallejo

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Dianna C. Niebylski


The Poem on the Edge of the Word
The Limits of Language and the Uses of Silence in the Poetry of Mallarmé, Rilke, and Vallejo

PETER LANG New York • San Francisco • Bern • Baltimore Frankfurt am Main • Berlin • Wien • Paris

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The Poem on the Edge of the Word: The Limits of Language and the Uses of Silence in the Poetry of Mallarme, Rilke, and Vallejo
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Studies in Modern Poetry ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents xi
  • Introduction: the Crisis of Language in Modern Poetry 1
  • Notes 10
  • Totality or Fragmentation: the Poet's Dilemma 13
  • Notes 30
  • Mallarmé: Poetry as the Discourse of Absence 35
  • Notes 85
  • Rilke's Die Sonette an Orpheus: Poetic Speech as the Celebration of Being 93
  • Notes 125
  • Vallejo's Poemas Humanos: Language and Silence as Expressions of Despair 129
  • Notes 162
  • Afterword 165
  • Bibliography 169
  • Index 177
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