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The marginalization of poetry : language writing and literary history

Author: Bob Perelman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996.
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Language writing, the most controversial avant-garde movement in contemporary American poetry, appeals strongly to writers and theorists interested in the politics of postmodernism and in iconoclastic poetic form. Drawing on materials from popular culture, avoiding the standard stylistic indications of poetic lyricism, and using nonsequential sentences are some of the ways in which language writers make poetry a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Perelman, Bob.
Marginalization of poetry.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1996
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Perelman
ISBN: 0691021392 9780691021393 0691021384 9780691021386
OCLC Number: 33900140
Description: viii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The marginalization of poetry --
2. Language writing and literary history --
3. Here and now on paper: the avant-garde particulars of Robert Grenier --
4. Parataxis and narrative: the new sentence in theory and practice --
5. Write the power: orthography and community --
6. Building a more powerful vocabulary: Bruce Andrews and the World (Trade Center) --
7. This page is my page, this page is your page: gender and mapping --
8. An alphabet of literary history --
9. A false account of talking with Frank O'Hara and Roland Barthes in Philadelphia.
Responsibility: Bob Perelman.
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Offers insights into the history of the movement and discusses the political and theoretical implications of the writing. This book providesreadings of work by Lyn Hejinian, Ron Silliman, and Charles  Read more...


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