Modern Poetic Practice: Structure and Genesis

Modern Poetic Practice: Structure and Genesis

by Peter Nicholas Jr. Baker
     
 

This book attempts to develop a generative criticism of poetic practice. The order of presentation follows a certain model for how the poem comes into being. Poetic practice as it is actualized in the work of the creative imagination stems from: memory as the place where the poem arises among the conflicts of the imagination; absence or the loss which weighs on

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This book attempts to develop a generative criticism of poetic practice. The order of presentation follows a certain model for how the poem comes into being. Poetic practice as it is actualized in the work of the creative imagination stems from: memory as the place where the poem arises among the conflicts of the imagination; absence or the loss which weighs on the utterance and gives it urgency; desire as the force structuring the poem according to the subject's need; knowing or how the subject's experience of the world and other people finds expression; and style or how the poem exemplifies a compassionate understanding. Poets whose work is examined include Hardy, Mallarmé, Williams, Ungaretti, Apollinaire, Saint-John Perse, John Ashbery, and Frank O'Hara.

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This is a highly original, authoritative, and also engaging book. (Albert Cook, Brown University)

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ISBN-13:
9780820403434
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/31/1986
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 3: Comparative Literature, #22
Pages:
222

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