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Poetry, politics, and culture : argument in the work of Eliot, Pound, Stevens, and Williams

Author: Harold Kaplan
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Aldine Transaction, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A salient feature of modern poetics is its connection with cultural history and politics. Among the great American poets of the twentieth century, Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams offer a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: T S Eliot; Ezra Pound; Wallace Stevens; William Carlos Williams; T S Eliot; Ezra Pound; Wallace Stevens; William Carlos Williams
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Kaplan
ISBN: 0765803038 9780765803030 9781412807357 1412807352
OCLC Number: 63195958
Description: xi, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Eliot and Pound: dissociations of sensibility and power. Dissociations, natural and supernatural ; "The silhouette of man" ; Purgatory and Apocalypse ; A problem of order ; The old sublime ; The vortex of art ; Esthetic politics ; Prejudice and abstraction --
Part 2: Stevens and Williams: the source of poetry. "A confidence in the world" ; "A malady of the Quotidian" ; The necessary angel of reality ; The imagination as value ; The dehumanization of art ; "The city as a man" ; "A peculiar majesty" ; The sign and presence of the human --
Part 3: Poetry and politics. Cultural and humanist poetics ; Poetry, culture, and politics --
Appendix A. The ethical humanism of Emmanuel Levinas --
Appendix B. Bakhtin and the American poets --Appendix C.A note on Ethics and dialogue in the works of Levinas, Bakhtin, Mandelshtam, and Celan / by Michael Eskin.
Responsibility: Harold Kaplan.
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