The Sighted Singer: Two Works on Poetry for Readers and Writers

The Sighted Singer: Two Works on Poetry for Readers and Writers

by Allen Grossman
     
 

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The Sighted Singer makes available a revised and significantlyexpanded version of Against Our Vanishing and includes Grossman's recent treatise " Summa Lyrica: A Primer of the Commonplaces in Speculative Poetry." This combined edition provides a sophisticated yet accessible discussion—across generations—of "the fundamental

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The Sighted Singer makes available a revised and significantlyexpanded version of Against Our Vanishing and includes Grossman's recent treatise " Summa Lyrica: A Primer of the Commonplaces in Speculative Poetry." This combined edition provides a sophisticated yet accessible discussion—across generations—of "the fundamental discourse of poetic structure."

Editorial Reviews

Alan Shapiro
In the ideal writing program where criticism and creative writing imply, sustain, and nourish one another, Allen Grossman's ' Summa Lyrica' would be required reading.

Booknews
West traces the origins of British signals intelligence and details developments up to the present. Part I of this volume is a fully collaborative work by Grossman and Halliday, first published in 1981 by Rowan Tree Press as Against our vanishing; winter conversations with Allen Grossman on the theory and practice of poetry. It has now been greatly expanded by the addition of lyrica: a primer of the commonplaces in speculative poetics, are entirely the work of Grossman. Part II, now appearing in revised form, was first published as a special issue of the Western humanities review (Spring 1990). Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801842436
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/19/1991
Edition description:
revised and augmented edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Alan Shapiro
In the ideal writing program where criticism and creative writing imply, sustain, and nourish one another, Allen Grossman's ' Summa Lyrica' would be required reading.

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