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Of Words and Water
Of Words and Water

Author(s): David Jenkins
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: archetypal imagery; pond; river; lake; ocean; Baudelaire’s “L’Invitation au Voyage” and “Le Voyage”; Rimbaud’s “Le Bateau Ivre”; Wallace Stevens’ “The Idea of Order at Key West”
Summary/Abstract: To honor Professor Cholakova on the occasion of her 60th birthday, I am happy to contribute this study of some fifteen pages, which I call “Of Words and Water.” This essay touches on many of the areas suggested in the invitation for the Fest schrift: aesthetic, psychological, philosophical, and spiritual problems and their provisional mythopoetic solutions, in exemplary poems by two French symbolist poets – “Invitation to the Voyage” by Charles Baudelaire and “The Drunken Boat” by Arthur Rimbaud – and “The Idea of Order at Key West” by Wallace Stevens, and refers the understanding of archetype, as developed by Carl Gustav Jung and Northrop Frye, to comments by the poets themselves, and to other scholarly insights. The “academic excursus” is introduced by a personal and general introduction.

  • Page Range: 247-262
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English