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|ISBN:||9780819569578 0819569577 9780819569585 0819569585 9780819571373 0819571377|
|Description:||x, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||A public language. On the outskirts of form : cosmopoetics in the shadow of NAFTA --
The dream of a public language : modernity, textuality, and the citizen subject --
Objectivist frames. Life by water : Lorine Niedecker and critical regionalism --
"Closed in glass" : Oppen's class spectacles --
Approaching the new American poetry. Archaeologist of morning : Charles Olson, Edward Dorn and historical method --
"The repeated insistence" : Creeley's rage --
A Cold War correspondence : gender trouble in the letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov --
Looking through lithium : James Schuyler as Jim the Jerk --
Ekphrasis and the New York School --
The pleasures of merely circulating : John Ashbery and the jargon of inauthenticity --
"Struck against parenthesis" : Shelley and postmodern romanticisms --
"Skewed by design" : from act to speech act in language writing --
Vertigo : thinking toward action in the poetry of George Oppen --
Afterword : impossible poetries.
An astute reader of late-20th-century American poetry, Davidson covers a lot of ground, in terms of both composition and range of interest. Recommended R.T. Prus, "Choice""