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Ordering Empire: The Poetry of Camaoes, Pringle, and Campbell Nicholas Meihuizen

Ordering Empire: The Poetry of Camaoes, Pringle, and Campbell

Nicholas Meihuizen

Published August 10th 2007
ISBN : 9783039110230
Paperback
283 pages
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This book examines the relationship between empire, its representations in poetry, and the principal ways of ordering the world at certain key historical moments as figured in the work of three poets associated with Southern Africa: Luis Vaz deMoreThis book examines the relationship between empire, its representations in poetry, and the principal ways of ordering the world at certain key historical moments as figured in the work of three poets associated with Southern Africa: Luis Vaz de Camoes in the sixteenth century, Thomas Pringle in the nineteenth century, and Roy Campbell in the twentieth century. In its consideration of ways of ordering the world the book draws on Michel Foucaults theory of epistemic periodisation. Positing the various consequences of such epistemic vision, yet connately dealing with the poets as specific individuals with their own predispositions, the book engages in analyses of selected passages from Camoes epic Os Lusiadas, along with analyses of various poems by Pringle and Campbell.