American Poetic Materialism from Whitman to Stevens

American Poetic Materialism from Whitman to Stevens

by Mark Noble


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107084506
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2014
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Mark Noble is Assistant Professor of English at Georgia State University, where he teaches American literature and critical theory. He received his PhD from The Johns Hopkins University in 2009. Noble's essays have been published in American Literature and Nineteenth-Century Literature.

Table of Contents

1. Intimate atomisms: toward a history of aporetic materialism; 2. Whitman's atom: sex and death in the 'wide flat space' of Leaves of Grass; 3. Emerson's atom: the matter of suffering; 4. Santayana's Lucretius: the chance for an ethical atomism; 5. Matter at the end of the mind: Stevens and the call for quantum poetics.

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