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Dupin's Parmenidean Echoes

Dupin's Parmenidean Echoes Glenn W. Fetzer un Parménide à pas comptés, dans le sable Jacques Dupin, Échancré If, as Yves Charnet notes, there is an impressive coherence to the poetic itinerary of Jacques Dupin,1 then it is of interest to us not only to examine certain recurrent features of his work as many have done,2 but also to explore links to those thinkers whose ideas furnish frameworks through which the poet's work may be apprehended. As one of only a few critics to highlight the connection with the pre-Socratics, John E. Jackson draws a link from Dupin to Heraclitus.3 Jackson explores the various configurations of the subject position of the poetic persona in relationship to reality as it is perceived as being external to the self. It is by tracing throughout the poet's oeuvre a propensity to project an image of reality from the vantage point of a changing subjectivity-- which he refers to as "le principe de contradiction" (56)--that Jackson reads Dupin through a Heraclitean lens. With his vision of the cosmic order as one based on flux, ceaseless change, and strife, Heraclitus foregrounds the tensions between grasping the static essence of reality and, paradoxically, its varied and subjective experience, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png French Forum University of Nebraska Press

Dupin's Parmenidean Echoes

French Forum , Volume 27 (2) – Feb 13, 2002

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Glenn W. Fetzer un Parménide à pas comptés, dans le sable Jacques Dupin, Échancré If, as Yves Charnet notes, there is an impressive coherence to the poetic itinerary of Jacques Dupin,1 then it is of interest to us not only to examine certain recurrent features of his work as many have done,2 but also to explore links to those thinkers whose ideas furnish frameworks through which the poet's work may be apprehended. As one of only a few critics to highlight the connection with the pre-Socratics, John E. Jackson draws a link from Dupin to Heraclitus.3 Jackson explores the various configurations of the subject position of the poetic persona in relationship to reality as it is perceived as being external to the self. It is by tracing throughout the poet's oeuvre a propensity to project an image of reality from the vantage point of a changing subjectivity-- which he refers to as "le principe de contradiction" (56)--that Jackson reads Dupin through a Heraclitean lens. With his vision of the cosmic order as one based on flux, ceaseless change, and strife, Heraclitus foregrounds the tensions between grasping the static essence of reality and, paradoxically, its varied and subjective experience,

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French ForumUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Feb 13, 2002

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