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Bové, Paul A.

Poetry against torture: criticism, history, and the human

Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 2008, xvi, 159 pages, very good softcover; inscribed by the author. "Set against the dogmas of state regimes that torture, against the misapplications of technology to the destruction of human subjectivities, and against the use of spiritual traditions to suppress human poesis, this book speaks for poetry as the highest form of human consciousness, selfmaking, and imaginative possibility. Paul Bove sets out to remind society and intellectuals of the species' dependence upon those historical processes of self-making that result from and make possible such remarkable achievements as Dante's poetry, Bach's music, and the very being of humanity as a historical species that has the right to imagine and create its own futures..."

Cat.No: 202981

Price: $20.00

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