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Lyric powers

Author: Robert Von Hallberg
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To explain why a reader might prefer one kind of poem to another, von Hallberg moves beyond thematic significance to analyze the varieties of musicality found in both lyric poetry and popular song, including that of Tin Pan Alley and doowop. The sonic orders of lyric poetry express a comprehensive affirmation, often social or even political, that he traces through readings of poems, many recent and a few ancient.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Von Hallberg
ISBN: 9780226865003 0226865002
OCLC Number: 180204936
Description: x, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Authority --
Praise --
Civility --
Thought --
Music --
Universality.
Responsibility: Robert von Hallberg.
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The authority of poetry varies from one period to another, from one culture to another. To explain why a reader might prefer one kind of poem to another, this book analyzes - beyond the political and  Read more...

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"Robert von Hallberg is a careful, deep, and often counterintuitive thinker about poetry in general and about particular strands of modern poetry: his originality makes him impossible to place (or Read more...

 
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