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Necessary nonsense : aesthetics, history, neurology, psychology / Irving Massey.

Author/Creator:
Massey, Irving, author.
Publication:
Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
Cognitive approaches to culture.
Cognitive approaches to culture
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Subjects:
Nonsense literature -- History and criticism.
Literature -- Aesthetics.
Literature -- Psychology.
Nonsense literature.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"This book explores the cognitive possibilities of nonsense, literary and philosophical--ranging from Immanuel Kant to Lewis Carol, from examinations of Asperger's Syndrome to the waking state--and demonstrates that there is an element of nonsense, or stage of nonsense, in the normal course of thought"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Nonsense: usage and uses
Metaphor and nonsense
The baroque: nonsense in prospect and retrospect
Salutary nonsense: Keats, Kant, and Madame de StaeĢˆl; or inspiration vs. fanaticism
Neural nonsense: neuroaesthetics, hypnagogia, and the aesthetics of nonsense
Perceptual nonsense: the "image made by chance," automaticity, and the aesthetic universal
Assorted nonsense.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical referencess (pages 165-178) and index.
ISBN:
9780814213797
0814213790
9780814276525
0814276520
9780814276518
0814276512
OCLC:
1029447267