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The Bells Take This Longing: A Psychosemiotic Approach to Leonard Cohen

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Authors
Vorhees, Duane
Issue Date
1988
Publisher
서울대학교 인문대학 영어영문학과
Citation
영학논집 12(1988): 120-127
Keywords
poet
Abstract
As anyone who has ever felt the spontaneous need to write poetry knows, a poem is an expression of some inner compulsion. As any psychoanalyst knows, the resultant poem is an expression of some unconscious desire that is normally repressed in everyday language, so the poet cannot say what he really means but is forced to assert some mimetically false but similar statement instead─if poets could say what they mean directly they would have no need for figurative or stylistically deviant language. And as any semiotician knows, a poem is a linguistic transformation of sounds into an integrated series of symbols: a pure poem would have no unconnected elements whatsoever.
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/2131
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College of Humanities (인문대학)English Language and Literature (영어영문학과)영학논집(English Studies)영학논집(English Studies) No.12 (1988)
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