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Category: Literary Theory|
The author of the book: Marjorie Perloff
Edition: Northwestern University Press
Date of issue: 31 Jul 1998
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 941 KB
City - Country: Evanston, United States
Full description of the book Poetry on and off the Page : Essays for Emergent Occasions:These essays share as their theme the reconsideration of the role of historical and cultural change in the evolution of 20th-century poetry and poetics. Perloff first looks at broad theoretical concerns - the evolution and contradictions of the term "postmodernism"; the vexed relation of modernism to the primitivism ostensible inherent in it; the large-scale transformation of free verse; and the reception of poetry and poetics in the contemporary press and its cyberspace future. From this theoretical framework she then addresses individual cases - the difficult poetic language of Mina Loy; the relation of poetry and politics as exhibited by Denise Levertov and PDF Robert Duncan; the mimetic nature of photography as understood by Roland Barthes and Christian Boltanski; the special accomplishments of John Cag's "Mesostic" art.
About the author Marjorie PerloffMarjorie Perloff is the Sadie Dernham Patek professor of Humanities at Stanford University. She is the author of many books of literary criticism, including "Poetic License: Essays on Modernist and Postmodernist Lyric "and "The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage, "both published by Northwestern University Press.
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