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Inscription and modernity : from Wordsworth to Mandelstam

Author: John MacKay
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
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This volume carries out a speculative investigation into how, in some corners of a few of the national traditions of European lyric (namely, the English, Russian, German, and French) from roughly 1730 to 1945, a specific if highly flexible lyric form both shapes and enables responses to and reflection upon the changing historical horizon--conventionally termed ''modernity''--in which the poets lived and worked.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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MacKay, John (John Kenneth).
Inscription and modernity.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006005253
(OCoLC)64208298
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John MacKay
ISBN: 9780253112033 0253112036 0253347491 9780253347497 1282072854 9781282072855 9786612072857 6612072857
OCLC Number: 121671152
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 303 pages)
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: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Inscription and Modernity --
1. Lifeless Things: Being and Structure in Romantic Inscription --
2. Empty and Full: Poetry, Self, and Society in Lamartine, Baudelaire, and Poncy --
3. Kernels of the Acropolis: Poetry and Modernization in Blok, Kliuev, and Khlebnikov --
4. Unkind Weight: Mandelstam, History, and Catastrophe --
Conclusion --
Coda: In Descending Sizes --
Notes --
Works Cited and Consulted --
Index.
Responsibility: John MacKay.

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Charts the vicissitudes of inscriptive poetry produced in the midst of the great and catastrophic political, social, and intellectual upheavals of the late 18th to mid 20th centuries. This work shows  Read more...

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