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Poetics of Naming

Literary historian and scholar George Melnyk engages the dynamic between truth, language, and personal identity. His intent is to take the reader to the limits of language and meaning, to face the wordless reality language tries to describe, and then to bring the reader back in a textual journey that confronts the personal and social dimensions of naming.

About the Author

George Melnyk is a cultural historian who has published some twenty books in a distinguished career, including works of philosophy, history, politics, and poetry. He teaches in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary, where he specializes in Canadian cinema.

Reviews

"Melnyk achieves a mystical experience by stepping out of language. He returns with a changed sense of reality, metaphor, history, myth, time, space, and language. That moment outside language Melnyk names as poesis." -Robert Kroetsch

"A remarkable accomplishment by a jack of all trades." Anne Burke, Prairie Journal
University of Alberta Press
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