By Katherine T. Brueck
Simone Weil’s supernaturalist interpretations of tragedy problem not just the philosophical skepticism but additionally the non secular rationalism attribute of the trendy age. This booklet boldly issues out a supernaturalist substitute to modern, post-structuralist literary conception. This examine of classical tragic drama bargains a sacralizing impetus to secular discussions of literature. The book’s Platonic premises and its grounding within the transcendental outlook of the spiritual traditions provide a sacred illumination. non secular secret and the pass of Christ either overshadow and deepen philosophical methods to literary feedback, together with theories of tragedy. Simone Weil’s belief of tragic artwork, rooted in a paranormal Christian metaphysics, deals unique perception into the character of tragedy. In contradiction of the existing secular outlook, Weil regards classical tragedy as a sacred paintings shape. Tragic masterpieces evoke no longer the chaotic or irrational, as modernist interpreters carry, yet particularly an outstanding that is absolute.
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Underhill, Mysticism, p. 43. 10. For a study of Platonic mediation in the thought of Simone Weil, see Springsted, Christus Mediator. 11. The following may be classified as classic studies of the relationship between art and religion from the perspective of one or more religious traditions: Hans Urs Von Balthasar, The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics (1982c. 1989); Henri Brémond, Prière et poésie (1926); Coomaraswamy, Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art; T. S. Eliot, ''Religion and Literature," in Selected Essays (1946), pp.
Yet, relativist premises do not stop the < previous page page_33 If you like this book, buy it! 2009 00:20:48] next page > page_34 < previous page page_34 next page > Page 34 pragmatist from employing the word religion. Yet religion this modernist regards, simply, as one of the fictions with which societies strengthen themselves against adversity. Plato's own view of religious art may be called authentic rather than sophistical. Platonic art is devoted to uncovering the ultimate truth about what is real.
2009 00:21:00] next page > page_45 < previous page page_45 next page > Page 45 gives fair attention both to the facts of good and evil and to the distinctions that exist between them. According to Lynch, the univocal mind, unlike the analogical, is uninvolved, uncommitted, imposing its own view of things on the world rather than humbly observing it, learning from it, describing it as it is (pp. 12425). 21. Maritain speaks of Romanticism as "pseudo-prophetic revelation, bound up with magic and the search for transmuting reality through the power of words" (Creative Intuition, p.
The Redemption of Tragedy: The Literary Vision of Simone Weil by Katherine T. Brueck