Taking seriously Guillaume Apollinaire's wager that twentieth-century poets would one day "mechanize" poetry as modern industry has mechanized the world, Carrie Noland explores poetic attempts to redefine the relationship between subjective expression and mechanical reproduction, high art and the world of things. Noland builds upon close readings to construct a tradition of diverse lyricistsfrom Arthur Rimbaud, Blaise Cendrars, and René Char to contemporary performance artists Laurie Anderson and Patti Smithallied in their concern with the nature of subjectivity in an age of mechanical reproduction.
|Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.58(d)|
About the Author
Carrie Noland is Associate Professor of French at the University of California, Irvine.