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Contemporary women's poetry and the urban space : experimental cities

Author: Zoë Skoulding
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstone, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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"If the urban imagination has been traditionally masculine, this book shifts attention to the role of the city and its processes of mutual transformation in poetry by women writers. By turns challenging, rebellious, utopian and sceptical, some of the most richly experimental poetry is currently being written by women. This book offers readings of their work informed by theorizations of the city, as well as looking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zoë Skoulding
ISBN: 9780230292789 023029278X 9781349332489 1349332488
OCLC Number: 858080768
Description: vii, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Address and rhythm --
Alice Notley : disobedient cities --
Lisa Samuels : unknown cities --
Geraldine Monk's restless soil --
Ágnes Lehóczky and the palimpsestic city --
Erín Moure's irruptive citizenship --
Lisa Robertson : prosody of the polis --
Against background : reframings of the city --
Performance and absence in the heterotopian city --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Zoë Skoulding.

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This book focuses on the role of the city, and its processes of mutual transformation, in poetry by experimental women writers. Readings of their work are placed in the context of theories of urban  Read more...

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