Modernist Alchemy: Poetry and the Occult

Modernist Alchemy: Poetry and the Occult

by Timothy Materer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801431468

ISBN-13: 9780801431463

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Modernist Alchemy takes a close look at the work of twentieth-century poets whose use of the occult constitutes a recovery of discarded beliefs and modes of thought: Yeats and Plath try to dismiss conventional religion, Hughes captures a sense of adventure, H.D. seeks to liberate repressed concepts, while Duncan and Merrill hunt for a lost understanding of

Overview

Modernist Alchemy takes a close look at the work of twentieth-century poets whose use of the occult constitutes a recovery of discarded beliefs and modes of thought: Yeats and Plath try to dismiss conventional religion, Hughes captures a sense of adventure, H.D. seeks to liberate repressed concepts, while Duncan and Merrill hunt for a lost understanding of sexual identity which will allow for androgyny and homosexuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801431463
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.85(d)

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