BUILDING PLACE FROM WORDS: AN ANALYSIS OF PLACE IN ACEP ZAMZAM NOOR’S IN MEMBACA LAMBANG

Raden Safrina

Abstract


The paper discusses Acep Zamzam Noor’s choice of place words in his book “Membaca Lambang”. Using a theoretical framework from Knickerbocker which is rooted in Ecocriticism tradition, a selection of poems is analyzed and discussed to examine the ways poetic devices are used to enact the immediate, embodied experience of nonhuman nature, which in this case is place or place words. There are fifty nine out of sixty six poems in the book which are entitled with names of place. The selected poems will be analyzed by looking into the ways the place words are used as a framing device and a presence in human history. The analysis shall delve into the contextualization of place in Noor’s ecopoetics so that readers are drawn into the words and the ecosystem they are a part of.

Keywords


Place; ecocriticism; ecopoetics; desire; spirituality; memory

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24815/.v1i1.14424

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