The American Prose Poem


This critical look at prose and poetry provides a historical background of the prose poem in English, and focuses on contemporary American prose poets. (Poetry)
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This critical look at prose and poetry provides a historical background of the prose poem in English, and focuses on contemporary American prose poets. (Poetry)
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Peter Johnson
Excellent... the only critical book on prose poetry that not only provides a historical background for the prose poem in English, but also focuses on contemporary American prose poets.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813018591
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 12/19/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Prose Poem and the Ideology of Genre 1
Prologue: Epiphanies and Prose Lyrics: James Joyce and the Novelistic Fragment 19
1 Gertrude Stein and the Expatriate Avant-Garde: The Prose Poem in Transition 41
2 Popular Modernism and the American Prose Poem: From Sherwood Anderson to Kenneth Patchen 78
3 The Prose Poem and the (Short) Short Story: Russell Edson and the Fabulist School 97
4 Deep Images and Things: The Prose Poems of Robert Bly 150
5 Unreal Miniatures: The Art of Charles Simic 169
6 Rewriting the Sentence: Language Poetry and the New Prose Poem 185
Epilogue: The Prose Poem Now 243
Notes 251
Works Cited 269
Index 283
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