Converting the Gaze: From Gazing to Seeing in Richard Wilbur’s “The Eye”

This paper draws on aspects of Jean-Luc Marion’s account of “saturated phenomena” to explain Richard Wilbur’s poem “The Eye.” In Being Given and elsewhere, Marion contrasts “seeing,” a mode of…

Converting the Gaze: From Gazing to Seeing in Richard Wilbur’s “The Eye”

Converting the Gaze: From Gazing to Seeing in Richard Wilbur’s “The Eye”

This paper draws on aspects of Jean-Luc Marion’s account of “saturated phenomena” to explain Richard Wilbur’s poem “The Eye.” In Being Given and elsewhere, Marion contrasts “seeing,” a mode of...

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