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Feeling as a foreign language : the good strangeness of poetry

Author: Alice Fulton
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 1999.
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"In Feeling as a Foreign Language, Alice Fulton considers poetry's uncanny ability to access and recreate emotions so wayward they go unnamed. Fulton contemplates topics ranging from the intricacies of a rare genetic syndrome to fractals from the aesthetics of complexity theory to the need for "cultural incorrectness." Along the way, she falls in love with an outrageous 17th century poet, argues for a Dickinsonian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Fulton, Alice, 1952-
Feeling as a foreign language.
St. Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 1999
(OCoLC)646839349
Named Person: Alice Fulton; Margaret Cavendish Newcastle, Duchess of; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Alice Fulton; Margaret Cavendish Newcastle, Duchess of
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Fulton
ISBN: 1555972861 9781555972868
OCLC Number: 41274072
Description: 309 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Process. Head notes, heart notes, base notes --
Screens : an alchemical scrapbook --
Poetics. Subversive pleasures --
Of formal, free, and fractal verse : singing the body electric --
Fractal amplifications : writing in three dimensions --
Powers. The only kangaroo among the beauty --
Unordinary passions : Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle --
Her moment of brocade : the reconstruction of Emily Dickinson --
Praxis. Seed ink --
To organize a waterfall --
Penchants. A canon for infidels --
Three poets in pursuit of America --
The state of art --
Main things --
Premises. The tongue as a muscle --
A poetry of inconvenient knowledge.
Responsibility: Alice Fulton.
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A collection of essays on the intricacies and aesthetics of postmodern poetics.  Read more...

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"Fractal, electric, Fulton lands the crackle of the thinking sensibility onto the page. Reading these essays, we see poetry in a new way, its flings and intuitions subject to a most exacting sort of Read more...

 
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