Poetry on and off the Page: Essays for Emergent Occasions

Poetry on and off the Page: Essays for Emergent Occasions

by Marjorie Perloff
     
 

The fourteen essays that make up this collection have as their common theme a reconsideration of the role historical and cultural change has played in the evolution of twentieth-century poetry and poetics. Committed to the notion that, in John Ashbery's words, "You can't say it that way anymore," Poetry On & Off the Page describes the formations and

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The fourteen essays that make up this collection have as their common theme a reconsideration of the role historical and cultural change has played in the evolution of twentieth-century poetry and poetics. Committed to the notion that, in John Ashbery's words, "You can't say it that way anymore," Poetry On & Off the Page describes the formations and transformations of literary and artistic discourses, and traces these discourses as they have evolved in their dialogue with history, culture, and society. The volume is testimony to the important role that contemporary artistic practice will continue to play as we move into the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810115606
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Postmodernism / Fin de Siecle: Defining "Difference" in Late Twentieth-Century Poetics3
2Tolerance and Taboo: Modernist Primitivisms and Postmodernist Pieties34
3"Barbed-Wire Entanglements": The "New American Poetry," 1930-3251
4"A Step Away from Them": Poetry 195683
5Lucent and Inescapable Rhythms: Metrical "Choice" and Historical Formation116
6After Free Verse: The New Nonlinear Poetries141
7What We Don't Talk about When We Talk about Poetry: Some Aporias of Literary Journalism168
8English as a "Second" Language: Mina Loy's "Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose"193
9Poetry in Time of War: The Duncan-Levertov Controversy208
10How Russian Is It: Lyn Hejinian's Oxota222
11What Really Happened: Roland Barthes's Winter Garden/Christian Boltanski's Archives of the Dead243
12"Inner Tension / In Attention": Steve McCaffery's Book Art264
13The Music of Verbal Space: John Cage's "What You Say ..."290
14The Morphology of the Amorphous: Bill Viola's Videoscapes309
Notes323
Illustration Sources357
Poetry Sources363
Index365

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