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Dicturus sum canticum : Augustin, le temps et la poésie

Abstract : The meditation on time that St. Augustine develops in Book XI of his Confessions still holds the attention of philosophers and psychologists today. The present article intends to go through Book XI, highlighting the role that Augustine makes it play in his sensitivity to language and in particular to poetic fact. Indeed, he never ceases to illustrate his point with examples taken from poetry or song (two notions that are more or less synonymous for him). We propose here to go into detail about these examples and to relate them to other similar examples in Augustine's work. So, if we do not forget that he is one of the fathers of the Church, we will first of all be interested in the great writer that he was.
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Dominique Casajus. Dicturus sum canticum : Augustin, le temps et la poésie. Nova et Vetera, Nova et Vetera Édition, 2020, pp.401-424. ⟨halshs-03001601⟩



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