By Johanna Marie Buisson
This publication explores the multifaceted innovations of otherness, barbarism and exteriority. Is encountering the ‘Other’ nonetheless attainable in an international during which all of us became rootless, disconnected and strangers, alienated from the skin international and from ourselves? Does the query of ‘Otherness’ nonetheless undergo a which means after the deconstruction of the self and the crumbling of the very notion of identification? the writer examines a few significant twentieth-century poetic responses to the violent denial of otherness and distinction in glossy Europe. the parable of Medea is introduced in to mirror upon the tragic historical past of the stumble upon with the opposite in eu concept, epitomising the best way rationalist Positivism suppressed the opposite, via both assimilation or exclusion.
The quantity is going directly to discover the concept that of barbarism in language, revealing how a few smooth or post-modern eu poets faced their respective languages with the barbaric - otherness, the surface, the ‘uncivilised’. the writer specializes in 3 twentieth-century poets who skilled barbarism indirectly and whose paintings constitutes a poetic counter-attack and an try out at regeneration: Henri Michaux, Paul Celan and Ted Hughes. those poets wrote inside post-modernity in a kingdom of never-ending displacement and their anguished alienation echoes the plight of Medea - the barbarian among the ‘civilised’ Greeks. Their new lingua barbara grew to become a language of otherness, of inter-space and displacement.