Thought and Poetic Structure in San Juan de la Cruz's Symbol of Night is a comprehensive appraisal of the traditional critical perspectives of mysticism: philosophical, theological, literary, and psychological. Examining the a priori limitations of these approaches, the book presents an original definition of the symbol as an integral whole of experience and expression, and concludes that night is the form - the organizing principle - of spiritual life.
The Author: N. Grace Aaron is Lecturer in Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her Ph.D. in Golden Age Spanish literature. She has taught Spanish language and literature at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina, and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She has written papers on C. S. Lewis, Cervantes, and Jose Antonio Maravall. In addition to the Spanish mystics, her research interests include second language acquisition and Christianity and literature.
N. Grace Aaron
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Studies in the Humanities Literature - Politics - Society