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The Resource The lily's tongue : figure and authority in Kierkegaard's Lily discourses, Frances Maughan-Brown

The lily's tongue : figure and authority in Kierkegaard's Lily discourses, Frances Maughan-Brown

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The lily's tongue : figure and authority in Kierkegaard's Lily discourses
Title
The lily's tongue
Title remainder
figure and authority in Kierkegaard's Lily discourses
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Frances Maughan-Brown
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eng
Summary
"The Lily's Tongue offers a nuanced, sustained reading of what Maughan-Brown calls the "Lily Discourses"--Four discourses that Kierkegaard wrote about the instruction in the Gospel of Matthew to "consider the lilies." Kierkegaard suggests that the lilies are "authoritative" rather than merely "figural" or "metaphorical." The aim of this book is to explore what exactly Kierkegaard means by asking, How do texts speak with authority? In Maughan-Brown's reading, Kierkegaard argues that the key to a text's authority is in the act of reading itself. No text can have authority unless the reader grants it that authority. That is because, paradoxically, no text can avoid or escape the use of figural language. If the lilies speak authoritatively it is precisely because they are also figural. Texts do not speak directly; their tongue is always the lily's tongue. Drawing on the work of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Derrida, The Lily's Tongue situates Kierkegaard's reading of Matthew at the intersection of theological, philosophical, political, and literary investigations of figural language. It uniquely contributes to the ongoing discussion of Kierkegaard's theory and practice of "indirect communication" by introducing four pivotal signed discourses into this debate. In so doing, Maughan-Brown reveals a groundbreaking theory of figure--one that ultimately requires a renewed reading of the major pseudonymous works"--
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1987-
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Maughan-Brown, Frances
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, literature ... in theory
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  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • Authority in literature
  • Figures of speech
  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
  • Authority in literature
  • Figures of speech
  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
  • Religion
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The lily's tongue : figure and authority in Kierkegaard's Lily discourses, Frances Maughan-Brown
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : gravity in the question of authority -- Glass birds -- Paper flowers -- The child -- Golden leaves -- The cordate tongue
Control code
1080554081
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 186 pages
Isbn
9781438476339
Lccn
2018052704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080554081
Label
The lily's tongue : figure and authority in Kierkegaard's Lily discourses, Frances Maughan-Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : gravity in the question of authority -- Glass birds -- Paper flowers -- The child -- Golden leaves -- The cordate tongue
Control code
1080554081
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 186 pages
Isbn
9781438476339
Lccn
2018052704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080554081

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