Fictive Certainties

Fictive Certainties

by Robert Edward Duncan, Robert Duncan
     
 

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Fictive Certainties moves toward a definition of the poet's ground in contemporary consciousness.  See more details below

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Fictive Certainties moves toward a definition of the poet's ground in contemporary consciousness.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
While Duncan has long been admired among poets, particularly the iconoclastic school that traces its ``New American'' lineage from Whitman to Pound to Olsen, he is little known by the general public. On first glance at the intriguing titles of the essays collected here``The Truth and Life of Myth,'' ``The Sweetness and Greatness of Dante,'' ``The Self in Postmodern Poetry''one anticipates revelations. But, sad to say, the essays are turgid and tedious, however erudite. Duncan's attempt to create his own mythopoetics is ambitious, but his poetics ineluctably reminds us of the the simpler, more straightforward documents of Keats, Wordsworth and Eliotwhose ideas have provided the foundation for modern poetryand Duncan seems anemic in comparison. While these essays provide several points of reference for reading the poet's own work, they don't deliver the insights they promise. November

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ISBN-13:
9780811209441
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
11/28/1985
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.85(d)

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