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The Tenth Muse: The Psyche of the American Poet / Edition 2
     

The Tenth Muse: The Psyche of the American Poet / Edition 2

by Albert Gelpi
 

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ISBN-10: 0521424011

ISBN-13: 9780521424011

Pub. Date: 09/27/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In The Tenth Muse, Albert Gelpi asks the hard questions about how poetry can take on for itself the problems of shaping American identities and argues that the conditions of American life and culture have pushed our major poets into a debate between intellect and passion. Gelpi provides thorough readings of major American poets from Bradstreet and Taylor up to the

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In The Tenth Muse, Albert Gelpi asks the hard questions about how poetry can take on for itself the problems of shaping American identities and argues that the conditions of American life and culture have pushed our major poets into a debate between intellect and passion. Gelpi provides thorough readings of major American poets from Bradstreet and Taylor up to the modernists, often using contemporary poets (Rich, Ginsberg, Duncan) as frames for those predecessors. Originally published in 1975 in hardcover only by Harvard University Press

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ISBN-13:
9780521424011
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/27/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; The muse as psyche, the psyche as muse; 1. The American as artist, the artist as American; 2. Edward Taylor: types and tropes; 3. Ralph Waldo Emerson: the eye of the seer; 4. Edgar Allan Poe: the hand of the maker; 5. Walt Whitman: the self as circumference; 6. Emily Dickinson: the self as center; Notes; Index.

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