Lost beyond Telling: Representations of Death and Absence in Modern French Poetry

Lost beyond Telling: Representations of Death and Absence in Modern French Poetry

by Richard Stamelman
     
 
In seeking to give voice to absent things or lost experiences, Richard Stamelman says, modern poetry attempts to give absence a shape. Loss, in his view, is both the cause and the subject of the modern poem. Fittingly, in Lost beyond Telling he formulates and develops what he calls a poetics of loss, with which he frames his treatment of modern French poetry.

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In seeking to give voice to absent things or lost experiences, Richard Stamelman says, modern poetry attempts to give absence a shape. Loss, in his view, is both the cause and the subject of the modern poem. Fittingly, in Lost beyond Telling he formulates and develops what he calls a poetics of loss, with which he frames his treatment of modern French poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801424083
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1990
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)

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