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The Architecture of Address: The Monument and Public Speech in American Poetry
     

The Architecture of Address: The Monument and Public Speech in American Poetry

by Jake Adam York
 

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The Architecture of Address traces the evolution of an American species of lyric capable of public pronouncement without polemic. Beginning with Whitman, Jake Adam York seeks to describe a kind of poem wherein the most ambitious poets--including Hart Crane and Robert Lowell--occupy and reconstruct important public spaces. This study argues that American poets

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The Architecture of Address traces the evolution of an American species of lyric capable of public pronouncement without polemic. Beginning with Whitman, Jake Adam York seeks to describe a kind of poem wherein the most ambitious poets--including Hart Crane and Robert Lowell--occupy and reconstruct important public spaces. This study argues that American poets become civic actors when their poems imagine and reconstruct the conceptual architecture of the monument.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415970587
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Jake Adam York is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado. His criticism has appeared in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review and his poems have appeared in Shenandoah , The Southern Review , Crab Orchard Review, and other periodicals.

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