Mirroring emptiness. The Art of Playing Games in Kęstutis Navakas’ Poetry Cover Image

Tuštumos refleksija. Kęstučio navako žaidyba
Mirroring emptiness. The Art of Playing Games in Kęstutis Navakas’ Poetry

Author(s): Aurelija Mykolaitytė
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas
Keywords: Mirroring; emptiness; Art; Playing; Games; Kestutis; Navakas; Poetry;

Summary/Abstract: The literature of postmodernism is not, perhaps, as revolutionary as either its rhetoric or the supporters suggest. The forms of aesthetic practice and theory both install and subvert previous norms – artistic and ideological. It was Friedrich Nietzsche who first suggested search for transcendent timeless meaning. He fixed the appearance of the Dionysian logos in modern culture. The activization of the chthonic power has become the sign of modern and postmodern literature. Navakas’ writing is as experience of postmodernistic chthonic imagination: like other postmodern writers he also reflects the limits of identity, subjectivity and language. This article deals with the problem of emptiness and silence in the poetry of Navakas. The role of silence in the imagination of the sacrum and profanum is discussed. The turn to silence, distrust of words, textuality, discursive context and the postmodern neo-Neatzschean culture are stressed. The new techniques of writing are the focus of this article.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 42
  • Page Range: 151-158
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Lithuanian