Ronald Johnson's Modernist Collage Poetry

Ronald Johnson's Modernist Collage Poetry

by R. Hair

Paperback(1st ed. 2010)

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Usinga critical examination of the collage poetics of Ronald Johnson, this book sets out to understand Johnson's poetry in the context of the "New American" collage tradition, stretching from Ezra Pound to Louis Zukofsky and beyond. Additionally, the book assesses Johnson's work in relation to wider questions concerning literary chronologies, especially the discontinuities commonly seen to exist between nineteenth-century Romantic and twentieth-century modernist literary forms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349291519
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/19/2011
Series: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Edition description: 1st ed. 2010
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ross Hair is Lecturer in English at the University of Portsmouth.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Congeries of Word and Light" * Luminous Juxtapositions: Ezra Pound, Philology, and the Ideogrammic Method * Orphic Visions, Orphic Voices: Johnson's New Transcendentalism * "The Round Earth on Flat Paper": Visual Integrity in The Book of the Green Man * Johnson's Different Musics: Ives and NaIf Art * Orphic Apocrypha: Radi os and the Found Text * A "mosaic of Cosmos": ARK 's Bricolage Poetics * Conclusion: Felix Culpa : Adamic Innocence and Renewal

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