Re-reading Poets: The Life of the Author

Re-reading Poets: The Life of the Author

by Paul Kameen
     
 

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Paul Kameen reflects on the life and works of several famous poets. This serves as his foundation to explore a range of critical, intellectual, and cultural issues and to reestablish the value of poetry for everyone.

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Paul Kameen reflects on the life and works of several famous poets. This serves as his foundation to explore a range of critical, intellectual, and cultural issues and to reestablish the value of poetry for everyone.

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“Re-reading Poets blends the personal, the political, and the critical in distinctive, memorable ways. Kameen presents fascinating reinterpretations of well-known poems and reveals some hidden complexities of close reading.”
—Hans Ostrom, University of Puget Sound

“Kameen’s provocative analysis should revitalize literary criticism for years to come—both by proposing a new way of reading poems and by returning critical attention to the figure of ‘the author,’ a figure who has been systematically erased by literary theories ranging from New Criticism to poststructuralism. Smart, succinct, thought-provoking, and entertaining, this book will appeal to scholarly and non-scholarly readers alike.”
—Timothy Mayers, Millersville University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822961079
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Series:
Pitt Comp Literacy Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,168,127
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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