By Bruce Ross

This e-book assembles lectures and essays on literature (William Wordsworth, Walter Benjamin, chinese language mountain poetry, Friedrich Nietzsche, the Tao Te Ching), artwork (Paleolithic cave artwork, Vincent Van Gogh, American panorama painting), and eastern poetry kinds (haiku, haibun, tanka) that have been initially offered and released among 2000 and 2007. The essays establish recommendations to counter the so-called postmodern situation. issues of will, ethics, and awareness are tested in comparative contexts with the purpose of formulizing versions of enlightened states of being and their aesthetic expressions. This examine makes a speciality of Wordsworth’s rainbow epiphany; Walter Benjamin’s «aura» and «monad»; chinese language mountain poetry’s cosmic vacancy; Nietzsche’s Hyperborean; Paleolithic cave art’s transpersonal expression; Van Gogh’s «dizzy heights» of traditional good looks; American panorama painters’ depiction of the chic; haiku’s absolute metaphor epiphany; and tanka’s connection among average good looks and erotic feeling. the gathering is a re-evaluation of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s «fundamental harmony» among humanity and nature, in addition to an exam of often-unmediated affective adventure and its expression during this context via literature and paintings.

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