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Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199769261

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.001.0001

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Aurobindo Ghosh, “The Future Poetry” (1917–1918)

Aurobindo Ghosh, “The Future Poetry” (1917–1918)

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(p.121) 2 Aurobindo Ghosh, “The Future Poetry” (1917–1918)
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Indian Philosophy in English
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Nalini Bhushan

Jay L. Garfield

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0009

This chapter presents an excerpt from Aurobindo Ghosh's book “The Future Poetry,” (1917–1918) in which he advances a bold new aesthetic for poetry, grounded in Indian aesthetic and poetic theory, through which he assesses English poetry of the Victorian period. Ghosh (later Sri Aurobindo) was a central political, religious, and philosophical figure in the Indian renaissance. Bengali born and Cambridge-educated, he was trained in Victorian English literature, sat his Cambridge examinations in classics, and taught English at Baroda College. In his book, Ghosh comments on James Cousins's work New Ways in English Literature before discussing the future of English poetry and of the world's poetry. He also explores the essence of poetry, with particular emphasis on its rhythm and movement as well as style and substance, before concluding with an analysis of the relationship between poetic vision and the Mantra.

Keywords:   poetry, Aurobindo Ghosh, The Future Poetry, aesthetic, English poetry, Victorian period, James Cousins, New Ways in English Literature, poetic vision, Mantra

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