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The situation of poetry : contemporary poetry and its traditions

Author: Robert Pinsky
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1976.
Series: Princeton essays in literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pinsky
ISBN: 0691063141 9780691063140 0691013527 9780691013527
OCLC Number: 2507285
Description: xi, 187 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
I. Introduction --
"Modern" and "contemporary" --
Examples --
II. Voices --
Preliminary --
Lowell --
Berryman --
Hardy, Ransom, Berryman --
III. The romantic persistence --
"Romantic": "Ode to a Nightingale" --
"Modern": "The Term," "The Most of It," and "The Snow Man" --
Generalities --
"Contemporary" --
IV. Conventions of wonder --
"Description": Bogan, O'Hara --
"Description": some contemporaries --
Wonder and derangement: "Orchids," "Badger," and "Poppies in July" --
V. The discursive aspect of poetry --
"Earnestness"" Cunningham, Bidart --
Ammons --
McMichael's "Itinerary" --
Poetic dictions and prose virtues --
Final remarks.
Series Title: Princeton essays in literature.
Responsibility: by Robert Pinsky.

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