The Resurgence of Traditional Poetic Form and the Current Status of Poetry's Place in American Culture (Studies in American Literature v.40)

The Resurgence of Traditional Poetic Form and the Current Status of Poetry's Place in American Culture (Studies in American Literature v.40)

By: Kevin Walzer (author)Hardback

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This study focuses on a movement called "constructive postmodernism" which, in the work of such theorists as Frank Turner, has helped to chart new directions for literary theory past the fragmentary impasses of deconstruction, identity, politics, and cultural studies. It develops alternative readings of such poets as: Wallace Stevens; Edna St Vincent Millay; e.e. Cummings; James Wright; Hayden Carruth; Rita Dove; John Haines; Judson Jerome; and Sam Hamill. This book also raises questions about the status of poetry in contemporary American culture, particularly its relationship with the university.

Contents

The culture of poetic forms: natural classicism and constructive postmodernism; modernism and natural classicism - cummings, Millay, Stevens; prose on prosody; the "Ohio Review" and the wars over poetic form; poetical correctness - James Wright's formal practices; the greatest range - on Hayden Carruth; Michael J. Bugeja and expansive poetry's potential. The forms of poetic culture: poetry and American culture - the case of Judson Jerome; poetry criticism - in critical condition?; Rita Dove's ascent; a radical classicist - the poetry of Sam Hamill; an elegist's dreams - on John Haines; the downsizing of poetry.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773475540
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780773475540
  • ISBN10: 0773475540

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