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True-love : essays on poetry and valuing

Author: Allen R Grossman
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
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True-Love is the fulfillment of revered poet-critic Allen Grossman's long service to poetry in the interests of humanity. Poetry's singular mission is to bind love and truth together-love that desires the beloved's continued life, knotted with the truth of life's contingency-to help make us more present to each other. In the spirit of Blake's vow of "mental fight," Grossman contends with challenges to the validity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grossman, Allen.
True-love.
Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008037785
Named Person: Paul Celan; Paul Celan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen R Grossman
ISBN: 9780226309743 0226309746 9780226309736 0226309738 9780226309750 0226309754
OCLC Number: 432428887
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Poetry and enlightenment (Kant on orientation, Whitman on the Brooklyn Ferry, and Celan on the meridian) --
Hard problems in poetry, especially valuing --
Why is death in Arcadia? Poetic process, literary humanism, and the example of pastoral --
The passion of the laocoön: warfare of the religious against the poetic institution --
Figuring the real: Wordsworth's "The solitary reaper" --
On communicative difficulty in general and "difficult" poetry in particular: the example of Hart Crane's "The broken tower" --
Coda: Teaching literature in a discredited civilization: a talk for teachers.
Responsibility: Allen Grossman.

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