By Virgil Nemoianu
Literature is outlined in a tough method because the "science" of imperfection and defeat, in any other case as one of those discourse that offers with defeat, loss, uncertainty in social lifestyles, against this with nearly all disciplines (hard sciences or social sciences) that verify certainties and need to persuade us of truths. If in actual background so much optimistic makes an attempt turn out in failure, it follows that we should have additionally a box of study that examines this range of disasters and disappointments, in addition to the choice recommendations to ancient evolution and development. therefore literature serves an essential position: that of gleaning the abundance of prior life, the gratuitous and the rejected being positioned right here on an equivalent point with the helpful and the winning. This provocative and strange process is illustrated in chapters that care for the dialectics among literary writing and such fields as ancient writing, or non secular discourses, and can be illustrated by way of the socio-historical improvement of East-Central Europe.
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The consequence of this latter definition was the following: if we can allow inside literature a comfortable space for many fields of human discourse, then why should we eliminate religion from among them? Why not look for a theoretical explanation of the function of religion inside culture in general? Clearly, because this would infringe upon the “peace conditions” established in the early nineteenth century. 2 The fact remains, however, that between these two fields open spaces remain that have not been carefully examined.
2 The fact remains, however, that between these two fields open spaces remain that have not been carefully examined. 4 This is not the place to talk about the zigzags of his reputation inside ecclesiastical politics, nor about his truly enormous theological and Church-historical work. 5 Herrlichkeit is a work that purports to approach the numinous, not from the point of view of the good or the true, but rather from the point of view of the beautiful. The title word carries a large number of connotations, such as glory, splendor, lordliness, radiance, or the sublime, but its central meaning is presented in Volume 3 of the work: it is the Aramaic khaboˆd, the divine attribute that is essential in the Hebrew Scriptures.
Die Idee der Schönheit und des Kunstwerks im Lichte unserer Zeit (Berlin: M. Simion, 1845), 54–57, 64–65, 74–77. 26 Fredric Jameson, Marxism and Form (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1974), 3s–59, 318– 40. “A successful work is not one which resolves objective contradictions in a spurious harmony, but one which expresses the idea of harmony negatively by embodying the contradiction pure and uncompromised in its innermost structure,” Theodor Adorno, Prisms (London: NLB, 1967), 32. My argument line here d i ffers from that of Roland Barthes, who has occasionally declared literature reactionary (see his Essais critiques [Paris: Seuil, Tel Quel, 1964], 262–65), explaining that it inevitably deals with language, not with reality.