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Things Merely Are

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Advice to the reader 1. Or so we say - twenty propositions 2. Poetry, philosophy and life as it is 3. Sudden rightnesses 4. Wallace Stevens' intimidating thesis 5. The two-fold task of poetry 6. The thing itself and its seasons 7. Conclusion 8. Afterword : Calm - on Terrence Malick Bibliography Thanks

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New School University


'Testimony to a remarkable engagement between a philosopher and a poet ... it is written both with a beautiful, poised lucidity and calm, candid passion.' - "Steven Connor, Birkbeck College, London" 'What emerges is a refreshed appreciation of Steven's philosophical interest and so of how philosophy and literature can interact. The writing is characteristically engaging and stimulating, clear and succinct.' - "Sebastian Gardner, University College London" 'Critchley writes with brilliant wit, clarity, penetration, and a disarming modesty ... altogether it is a terrific book.' - "J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine"

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