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Kirwan, Michael (2012) "A Candle in Sunshine": Blake and Holderlin. Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture, pp. 179-204. [Journal Article] (Forthcoming)

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    Rene Girard's analysis of Holderlin, as a significant 'witness' of mimetic escalation during the first decade of the nineteenth century, understands the poet's own mental breakdown a a religious as well as an artistic and philosophical crisis. The description in terms of Girard'smimetic theory invites a comparison with William Blake: another romantic poet and contemporary of Holderlin, whose vision is underpinned by a real, if heterodox adherence to biblical revelation and to the person of Jesus.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture
    Keywords: Rene Girard, William Blake, Friedrich Holderlin, romanticism
    Department: Theology
    Depositing User: Dr Michael Kirwan
    Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 16:06
    Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 14:57
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/1465

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