Dethurens (Pascal) : L’Émerveillement

Very few concepts have had such a pervading influence as that of presence on the art, poetry and aesthetics of the XIXth and XXth century. Goethe, Rilke, Pessoa, Valéry, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Seferis, Yves Bonnefoy, but also C.D. Friedrich, Cézanne, Chirico, Chagall, Balthus, Giacometti, Rothko, Francis Bacon : all those poets and painters went in quest of the mysterious feeling of being there. All in different ways, of course, and yet with similarities that seem to invite a careful analysis. With L’Émerveillement, Pascal Dethurens a fascinating journey through the works of some of the greatest “seekers of being” of the last two centuries.

2019 / 16 x 20 cm / 248 p. / ISBN : 979-10-92444-92-6

Essay / Art / Painting / Literature / Poetry / Phenomenology

Date de publication : 29 juin 2019

Pascal Dethurens was born in 1965. Professor of literature in the University of Strasbourg, he is a specialist of modern literature, and of the relationship between arts. He published several books on those subjects, such as Musique et littérature au XXe siècle (1998), Peinture et littérature au XXe siècle (2007) or Écrire la peinture de Diderot à Quignard (2009). He is also a writer, and he has published two novels.

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L’Atelier contemporain attempts to publish books of art and literature and books which associate artists and writers, with the concern to revive a dialogue between the literary and plastic arts.
The ambition is to explore the « paths of the création » through five collections gathered within the company : essays on art, written by artists, conversations and correspondences, monographs, and literature.

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