'Equanimity': Les Murray, Levinas and the Breath of God.

Cooper, Ian (2009) 'Equanimity': Les Murray, Levinas and the Breath of God. Literature and Theology, 23 (2). pp. 192-206. ISSN 0269-1205. E-ISSN 1477-4623. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/litthe/frp019) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article provides a close reading of Les Murray's poem ‘Equanimity’ in the context of Emmanuel Lévinas’ ethical thought. It argues that Murray's poem can be located in relation to Paul Celan's concept of the ‘turn of breath’, a hermeneutics of voice and address that points to Lévinas' understanding of the face of the other. ‘Equanimity’ both works out a conception of encounter with the other that has strong parallels in Lévinas (particularly concerning the themes of speaking and seeing), and seeks to move beyond an ethics based in difference by incorporating speech and vision into a theology of grace.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
P Language and Literature > PT Germanic literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2014 15:35 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 10:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42069 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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