By Helen Vendler
A stunning brief review of the lifestyles and paintings of the poet and winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for literature. between Heaney’s many released collections are ‘Death of a Naturalist’, ‘North’, ‘Field Work’, ‘Station Island’ and ‘Spirit Level’ (May 1996), which used to be that rarest of items: a suite of poetry that was once additionally a bestseller. but regardless of his acceptance, Heaney’s poetry should be tough and intractable, now not least since it is associated with wealthy literary traditions, the English and the Irish. Helen Vendler is without doubt one of the most interesting literary critics writing at the present time. First released in 2000, her booklet is the transparent, explicatory paintings of feedback, touching on the poet to his poetry, that Heaney merits.
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196. 257. 217. Martin Crowley 39 propose que la vitalité de la vie (qui n’est autre chose que manque, inachèvement, ruine) est maintenue par la souffrance, ici cette idée est exprimée de manière plus imagée, dans des termes qui sont clairement ceux de la perversion: Le plaisir ne commence qu’au moment où le ver est dans le fruit. 48 Il paraît même possible que ce rôle de la souffrance puisse encore une fois lui assurer une puissance positive, une utilité directe qui permettrait en effet un plaisir qui, finalement, en triompherait: De l’horreur religieuse que d’abord j’avais eue je me servais, je faisais d’elle un ressort secret de mon plaisir.
La culture dont je parle étant réflexion sur la fin, ferait la part du jaillissement désintéressé qu’est la guerre. Son attitude à l’égard de la guerre serait la même qu’à l’égard de tout le délire souverain du passé. Née d’une révolte contre lui, elle en serait pourtant la justification. 4 Il est inévitable – en lisant ce passage – de penser à l’anomalie littéraire qu’est Le Coupable (1939-1943), le journal de la solitude de Bataille arraché au silence survenu au cours des atrocités de la guerre.
Mais, puisqu’il faut se retourner sans cesse pour négocier les paradoxes qui foisonnent autour de ces fins dérisoires, il apparaîtra que cette logique du simulacre nous présente quand même une possibilité (bien qu’elle n’en soit que la parodie blême): dans la déchéance, dans l’abjection, et malgré le fait que ce geste ne représentera jamais qu’un plaisir hypocrite et impossible, après tout – on peut embrasser la souffrance. 166. 166. 386. 30 L’eschatologie trouée de Ma Mère Ceci dans la version manuscrite de La Tombe de Louis XXX, suite à la conversation sur la douleur que nous venons de citer.