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The Resource Beyond the willing suspension of disbelief : poetic faith from Coleridge to Tolkien, Michael Tomko

Beyond the willing suspension of disbelief : poetic faith from Coleridge to Tolkien, Michael Tomko

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Beyond the willing suspension of disbelief : poetic faith from Coleridge to Tolkien
Title
Beyond the willing suspension of disbelief
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poetic faith from Coleridge to Tolkien
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Michael Tomko
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eng
Summary
"Samuel Taylor Coleridge's conception of "the willing suspension of disbelief" marks a pivotal moment in the history of literary theory. Returning to Coleridge's thought and Shakespeare criticism to reconstruct this idea as a form of "poetic faith", Michael Tomko here lays the foundations of a new theologically oriented mode of literary criticism. Bringing Coleridge into dialogue with thinkers ranging from Augustine to Josef Pieper, contemporary critics such as Stephen Greenblatt and Terry Eagleton as well as writers like J.R.R. Tolkien and Wendell Berry, Beyond the Willing Suspension of Disbelief offers a method of reading for post-secular literary criticism that is not only historically and politically aware but also deeply engaged with aesthetic form."--Bloomsbury Publishing
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1975-
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Tomko, Michael
Dewey number
809.19382
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1077
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New directions in religion and literature
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  • Theology in literature
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Theology in literature
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Beyond the willing suspension of disbelief : poetic faith from Coleridge to Tolkien, Michael Tomko
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dreams for realities -- CHAPTER ONE The willing suspension of disbelief -- Into the desert: The critical vantage and the Wizard of Ozymandias -- "Ironic credulity" and the willing suspension of disbelief -- The limits of the willing suspension of disbelief -- Beyond not disbelieving -- CHAPTER TWO Poetic faith -- "As a stranger give it welcome": Beyond faith in Shakespeare -- Desynonymizing "faith" and "belief": Life, higher reason, and beholding truth -- "There are more things, Horatio": Coleridge's model of reading -- CHAPTER THREE The willing resumption of disbelief -- "Experimentative faith": Danger, doubting, and Bertram -- Bad faith and the Dark Knight: Resuming disbelief in Bertram -- Rhetoric, power, and poetic faith -- Conclusion: Potent art
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925332996
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781780935928
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computer
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rdamedia
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841949
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remote
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(OCoLC)925332996
Label
Beyond the willing suspension of disbelief : poetic faith from Coleridge to Tolkien, Michael Tomko
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dreams for realities -- CHAPTER ONE The willing suspension of disbelief -- Into the desert: The critical vantage and the Wizard of Ozymandias -- "Ironic credulity" and the willing suspension of disbelief -- The limits of the willing suspension of disbelief -- Beyond not disbelieving -- CHAPTER TWO Poetic faith -- "As a stranger give it welcome": Beyond faith in Shakespeare -- Desynonymizing "faith" and "belief": Life, higher reason, and beholding truth -- "There are more things, Horatio": Coleridge's model of reading -- CHAPTER THREE The willing resumption of disbelief -- "Experimentative faith": Danger, doubting, and Bertram -- Bad faith and the Dark Knight: Resuming disbelief in Bertram -- Rhetoric, power, and poetic faith -- Conclusion: Potent art
Control code
925332996
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780935928
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
841949
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925332996

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