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The given and the made : strategies of poetic redefinition

Author: Helen Vendler
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
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How does a poet repeatedly over a lifetime make art out of an arbitrary assignment of fate? By asking this question of the work of four American poets - two men of the postwar generation, two young women writing today - Helen Vendler suggests a fruitful way of looking at a poet's career and a new way of understanding poetic strategies as both mastery of forms and forms of mastery.
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Genre/Form: Proofs (Printing)
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Vendler, Helen, 1933-
Given and the made.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)683095144
Named Person: John Berryman; Robert Lowell; Jorie Graham; Rita Dove; Rita Dove; John Berryman; Robert Lowell; John Berryman; Robert (Schriftsteller Lowell; Jorie Graham; Rita Dove
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Vendler
ISBN: 0674354311 9780674354319 067435432X 9780674354326 0674434390 9780674434394 0674434404 9780674434400
OCLC Number: 32168529
Notes: Originally presented as the author's T.S. Eliot memorial lectures (Canterbury, University of Kent).
Description: xii, 138, [1] pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Robert Lowell and History --
II. John Berryman: Freudian Cartoons --
III. Rita Dove: Identity Markers --
IV. Jorie Graham: The Nameless and the Material.
Responsibility: Helen Vendler.

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How does a poet repeatedly over a lifetime make art out of an arbitrary assignment of fate? By asking this question of the work of four American poets - two men of the postwar generation, two young women writing today - Helen Vendler suggests a fruitful way of looking at a poet's career and a new way of understanding poetic strategies as both mastery of forms and forms of mastery.

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