Rapture: Literature, Addiction, Secrecy David Punter

ISBN: 9781845191030

Published: May 1st 2009

Paperback

264 pages


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Rapture: Literature, Addiction, Secrecy  by  David Punter

Rapture: Literature, Addiction, Secrecy by David Punter
May 1st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 264 pages | ISBN: 9781845191030 | 5.53 Mb

‘Rapture’: The act of seizing or carrying off as prey or plunder- the act of carrying or being carried- and the expression of ecstasy or euphoria in words. The concept of rapture in literature navigates along a specific trajectory, from rapine statusMore‘Rapture’: The act of seizing or carrying off as prey or plunder- the act of carrying or being carried- and the expression of ecstasy or euphoria in words. The concept of rapture in literature navigates along a specific trajectory, from rapine status through to ‘being carried (away)’. This book identifies the apparent impossibility of recounting such ‘rapturous states’, and of fixing them in words or in time within cultural expectations, while questioning what we can do with those who are ‘enrapt’, and what we do inside ourselves with reading moments of rapture.

… Rapture: Literature, Secrecy, Addiction engages with the ‘states of heightened awareness’, and seeks to connect with the notion of addiction as an alternative to the moral law. Punter deals with notions of writing as itself a kind of ‘seizure’, writing as a ‘fit’, in the works of Blake, Hölderlin, Novalis, Nietzsche, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Genet, and Ballard. ‘Writing it down’ – the process of returning from states of exaltation to find oneself writing in often bleak locations, underlines the relationship between rapture and literature.

The author concludes that the very possibility of communication and interpretation is radically open to doubt. The addict–writer becomes representative of the dialectic of writing as an act of communication- an act which is tragically doomed from the outset.



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