The New Poetries and Some Old

The New Poetries and Some Old

by Richard Kostelanetz
     
 

This collection of twenty-nine essays represents a summation of Kostelanetz’s thoughts on poetry since the publication of his earlier work The Old Poetries and the New.

In sections on “The New Poetries,” “Some Old,” and “Autobiographical Addenda,” the essays range from sketches of Kenneth Burke, John Berryman, and

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This collection of twenty-nine essays represents a summation of Kostelanetz’s thoughts on poetry since the publication of his earlier work The Old Poetries and the New.

In sections on “The New Poetries,” “Some Old,” and “Autobiographical Addenda,” the essays range from sketches of Kenneth Burke, John Berryman, and Northrop Frye through considerations of the latest sound-text poetry to Kostelanetz’s justification of his own work. These pieces reflect Kostelanetz’s ongoing commitment to the esthetics he ascribes to high modernism—innovation, abstraction, intelligence, and complexity in all the arts.

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A collection of 29 essays representing the author's thoughts on poetry since the publication of his earlier work The Old poetries and the new (U. of Michigan Press, 1981). The essays range from sketches of Kenneth Burke, John Berryman, and Northrop Frye, through considerations of the latest sound-text poetry, to Kostelanetz's observations on his own work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809316564
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1991
Series:
A Chicago Classic Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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