The Radix: The Original Radical Poem


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The Radix: The Original Radical Poem - Eastham, Scott Thomas
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"The Radix" is an unusual work of scholarship poised on the precarious threshold between poetry and philosophy. It is a poem, or rather a series of poetic essays, because all the elements of which it consists are poems. The title invokes the metaphorical root of a word, the radix or etym, which at once concentrates and radiates living energies. The overall thesis is that each word is, or contains, its own poem. Language itself, as Emerson once phrased it, is -fossil poetry-. Each word is primordial. It is the center and, in ...

The Radix: The Original Radical Poem 1992, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820416441