The American Prose Poem: Poetic Form and the Boundaries of Genre

The American Prose Poem: Poetic Form and the Boundaries of Genre

by Michel Delville

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ISBN-13: 9780813018591
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 05/24/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction: The Prose Poem and the Ideology of Genre1
Prologue: Epiphanies and Prose Lyrics: James Joyce and the Novelistic Fragment19
Part I.The Birth of the Modern Prose Poem
1.Gertrude Stein and the Expatriate Avant-Garde: The Prose Poem in Transition41
2.Popular Modernism and the American Prose Poem: From Sherwood Anderson to Kenneth Patchen78
Part II.Contemporary Trajectories
3.The Prose Poem and the (Short) Short Story: Russell Edson and the Fabulist School97
4.Deep Images and Things: The Prose Poems of Robert Bly150
5.Unreal Miniatures: The Art of Charles Simic169
Part III.The Prose Poem and the New Avant-Garde
6.Rewriting the Sentence: Language Poetry and the New Prose Poem185
Epilogue: The Prose Poem Now243
Notes251
Works Cited269
Index283

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Peter Johnson

Excellent... the only critical book on prose poetry that not only provides a historical background for the prose poem in English, but also focuses on contemporary American prose poets.

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