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Poethical Wager

Author: Joan Retallack
Publisher: Berkeley University of California Press 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In these highly inventive essays, Joan Retallack, acclaimed poet and essayist, conveys her unique post-utopian vision as she explores the relationship between art and life in today's chaotic world. In the tradition of the essay as complex humanist exploration, she engages ideas from across history: Aristotle's definition of happiness, Epicurus's swerve into unpredictable possibility, Montaigne's essays as an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Retallack
ISBN: 9780520218390 0520218396 9780520935235 0520935233
OCLC Number: 923529799
Description: 1 online resource (293 Seiten)
Contents: Introduction: Essay as Wager The Poethical Wager Wager as Essay Blue Notes on the Know Ledge Poethics of the Improbable: Rosmarie Waldrop and the Uses of Form The Experimental Feminine The Scarlet Aitch: Twenty-Six Notes on the Experimental Feminine :RE:THINKING:LITERARY:FEMINISM: (three essays onto shaky grounds) The Difficulties of Gertrude Stein, I & II FOUR ON JOHN CAGE Geometries of Attention Fig. 1, Ground Zero, Fig. 2: John Cage--May 18, 2005 Poethics of a Complex Realism Uncaged Words: John Cage in Dialogue with Chance Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments and Permissions Index

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In these essays, Joan Retallack, poet and essayist, conveys her post-utopian vision as she explores the relationship between art and life in the chaotic modern world. She engages ideas from across  Read more...

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