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Lyric Shame : The "Lyric" Subject of Contemporary American Poetry

Author: Gillian White
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] : Harvard University Press, [2014]. ©2014.
Series: De Gruyter eBook-Paket Literaturwissenschaft
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Bringing a provocative perspective to the poetry wars that have divided practitioners and critics for decades, Gillian White argues that the sharp disagreements surrounding contemporary poetics have been shaped by "lyric shame"—an unspoken but pervasive embarrassment over what poetry is, should be, and fails to be. Favored particularly by modern American poets, lyric poetry has long been considered an expression of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian White
ISBN: 9780674736313 0674736311
OCLC Number: 979743680
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource(360p.) : illustrations.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction --
1 You Ought to Be Ashamed (but Aren’t): Elizabeth Bishop and the Subject of Lyric --
2. Something for Someone: Anne Sexton, Interpretation, and the Shame of the Confessional --
3. “Speaking in Effect”: Identifying (with) Bernadette Mayer’s Shamed Expressive Practice --
4. Tired of Myself: Th e 1990s and the “Lyric Shame” Poem --
Afterword --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Credits --
Index
Series Title: De Gruyter eBook-Paket Literaturwissenschaft
Responsibility: Gillian White.
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Drawing on trends in both affect and lyric theory, this book unsettles the assumptions that inform much contemporary poetry criticism and explains why the emotional, confessional expressivity  Read more...

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Gillian White has written an impressive piece of work. It marks an important critical intervention in literary history. It deftly complicates the prevailing narrative of postwar American poetry, Read more...

 
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