In Praise of the Impure: Poetry and the Ethical Imagination: Essays, 1980-1991

In Praise of the Impure: Poetry and the Ethical Imagination: Essays, 1980-1991

by Alan Shapiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810150255

ISBN-13: 9780810150256

Pub. Date: 11/28/1993

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Alan Shapiro is not only a much-lauded poet but also one of America's most intelligent and clearheaded thinkers about poetry. In Praise of the Impure collects his passionate, rigorously argued essays on the situation of poetry in American culture today.

Overview

Alan Shapiro is not only a much-lauded poet but also one of America's most intelligent and clearheaded thinkers about poetry. In Praise of the Impure collects his passionate, rigorously argued essays on the situation of poetry in American culture today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810150256
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Edition description:
1
Pages:
185
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part 1
The Flexible Rule: The Ethical Imagination
In Praise of the Impure: Narrative Consciousness in Poetry

Part 2
The New Formalism
Some Notes on Free Verse and Meter

Part 3
"Far Lamps At Night": The Poetry of J. V. Cunningham
Some Thoughts on Robert Hass
"Itinerary" by James McMichael
The Liberal Imagination of Robert Pinsky's Explanation of America
"a living to fail": The Case of John Berryman

Part 4
The Dead Alive and Busy
Horace and the Reformation of Creative Writing
The Early Seventies and J. V. Cunningham

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