The Poetry of Disturbance: The Discomforts of Postwar American Poetry

The Poetry of Disturbance: The Discomforts of Postwar American Poetry

by David Bergman

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ISBN-13: 9781107086685
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

David Bergman is Professor of English at Towson University and the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Gaiety Transfigured: Gay Self-Representation in American Literature and The Violet Hour: The Violet Quill and the Making of Gay Culture. He is also the editor of John Ashbery's Reported Sightings and The Violet Quill Reader. Bergman has won the Lambda Literary Prize for Men on Men 2000 and the George Elliston Poetry Prize for Cracking the Code, the first of four books of poetry. His essays have appeared in American Literary History, American Literature, and Raritan.

Table of Contents

1. Poems that disturb; 2. Disturbing modernism; 3. Orality and copia; 4. Disturbing voices; 5. A queer directness; 6. The long poem.

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