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The Literature of Ecstasy   By: (1885-)

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Through The Literature of Ecstasy, Albert Mordell ventures on a thought-provoking exploration of the intricate relationship between literature and the state of ecstasy. Mordell's prose effectively captivates the reader, enticing us to delve into the depths of literary works that have the power to transport us beyond the confines of reality.

One of the remarkable aspects of Mordell's book is his meticulous analysis of different forms of ecstasy, ranging from spiritual and religious experiences to more secular sources of bliss. By delving into a myriad of literary works, Mordell illustrates how authors adeptly capture and convey these ephemeral moments of heightened perception and transcendent emotions.

Mordell's selection of literary examples spans across centuries and continents, presenting a comprehensive overview of the rich tapestry of experiences associated with ecstasy. Through excerpts from the works of renowned authors like Rumi, William Blake, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf, Mordell effectively substantiates his claims about the universality and timelessness of ecstatic encounters in literature.

Furthermore, Mordell's keen observations shed light on the intricate techniques employed by authors to evoke ecstasy in their prose. He touches upon the significance of vivid imagery, rhythmic patterns, and the power of language itself to transport readers into a state of heightened awareness. These insights not only provide readers with a deeper appreciation of the literary works analyzed but also offer a valuable tool for aspiring writers seeking to imbue their own creations with an ecstatic quality.

One aspect that could have been improved upon in The Literature of Ecstasy is the occasional lack of clarity and cohesion in Mordell's analysis. At times, he ventures off into tangents that detract from the main narrative, leaving the reader momentarily confused. However, this minor setback does not overshadow the numerous enlightening moments of literary exploration found throughout the book.

Overall, The Literature of Ecstasy is a thought-provoking and captivating read for anyone interested in delving into the transcendental power of literature. Mordell's in-depth analysis, coupled with his carefully chosen literary examples, successfully highlights the ability of literature to transport us to realms beyond our imagination. This book serves as both a celebration of the written word and a guide for understanding the profound impact that literature can have on our emotional and cognitive experiences.

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Transcriber's Notes: Variations in spelling and hyphenation have been left as in the original except in the Index where the spelling has been changed to match the spelling in the body of the text. A complete list of corrections follows the text. Other notes also follow the text.

Words in italics in the original are surrounded by underscores . Ellipses match the original. A row of asterisks represents a thought break.

THE LITERATURE OF ECSTASY

BY

ALBERT MORDELL Author of: The Erotic Motive in Literature Dante and Other Waning Classics The Shifting of Literary Values

BONI AND LIVERIGHT Publishers New York

THE LITERATURE OF ECSTASY

COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY BONI & LIVERIGHT, INC.

Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS

PAGE CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION 9

CHAPTER II. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ECSTASY 18

CHAPTER III. ECSTASY, NOT RHYTHM, ESSENTIAL TO POETRY 42

CHAPTER IV. PROSE THE NATURAL LANGUAGE OF THE LITERATURE OF ECSTASY 77

CHAPTER V. PROSE PRECEDES VERSE HISTORICALLY 96

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