Kim, Dal-Yong

Dal-Yong Kim is a professor of Literature at Chonnam National University in Korea. He obtained his Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Mystical Themes and Occult Symbolism in Modern Poetry: Wordsworth, Whitman, Hopkins, Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and Plath
2009 0-7734-3780-0
This study argues that esoteric ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and James Frazer provide answers to ontological questions about the origin and substance of poets looking beyond the established rationalist codes of the industrial society. The ideas also give comprehensive critical insight into creative bases on which the poets’ various mystical or occult ideas work to produce their distinct creative characters.

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