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Ambiguität als Substanz

Zur Polyvalenz des (gesprochenen) Gedichts

Walter Koschmal

Pages 209 - 230

Poems can help develop a specific culture of emotionality and tolerance due to their ambiguity. Neuroscientists have determined that when all is said and done, our emotions decide whether we use reason. A spoken poem’s aurality is therefore meant to be primarily experienced emotionally. At first, semantic ambiguities should remain and the tension they create be endured. Seven poems, two Russian (A. Voznesenskii, G. Aigi), one Sorbian (K. Lorenc), two Polish (J. Ekier, E. Tkaczyszyn-Dycki), one Belorussian (A. Razanaŭ), and one Slovak poem (M. Haugová), will demonstrate this experience. It becomes clear that poems, thanks in part to their human voice, are connected to humans’ essence and protolanguage.


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