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By Durs Grünbein,Anthea Bell

In 3 superbly wrought meditations at the import of René Descartes’ legacy from a poet’s point of view, Durs Grünbein provides us with a Descartes whom we haven’t met prior to: now not the infamous wrongdoer of the mind-body-dualism, the arch-villain of Rationalism however the encouraged and brave dreamer, explorer, and fabulist. examining Descartes opposed to the grain of the commonly accredited view of the thinker because the proponent of a cut-and-dried, disembodied, and, consequently, inaccurate view of humanity, Grünbein discloses the profoundly humane and poetic underpinnings of the legacy of this “modern guy par excellence,” and, by means of extension, of modernity as a complete. Uncovering the poetic foundations of Descartes’ rationalism and, concomitantly, the poetic lining of the mantle of cause, Durs Grünbein, one of many world’s maximum residing poets and essayists, indicates us that cause is rarely extra alive than while it truly is so much poetic.

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