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Poetry in a global age.

Author: Jahan Ramazani
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ideas, culture, and capital flow across national borders with unprecedented speed, but we tend not to think of poems as taking part in globalization. Jahan Ramazani shows that poetry has much to contribute to understanding literature in an extra-national frame. Indeed, the globality of poetry, he argues, stands to energize the transnational turn in the humanities. Poetry in a Global Age builds on Ramazani's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jahan Ramazani
ISBN: 9780226730004 022673000X
OCLC Number: 1242931989
Description: 304 p.
Contents: Introduction. Chapter 1. "Cosmopolitan Sympathies": Poetry of the First Global War Chapter 2. The Local Poem in a Global Age Chapter 3. Poetry and Tourism in a Global Age Chapter 4. Modernist Inflections, Postcolonial Directions Chapter 5. Poetry and the Transnational Migration of Form Chapter 6. Yeats's Asias: Modernism, Orientalism, Anti-orientalism Chapter 7. Poetry, the Planet, and the Ecological Thought: Wallace Stevens and Beyond Chapter 8. Seamus Heaney's Globe Chapter 9. Code-Switching, Code-Stitching: A Macaronic Poetics? Chapter 10. Poetry, (Un)Translatability, and World Literature Epilogue. Lyric Poetry: Intergeneric, Transnational, Translingual? Acknowledgments Notes Index
Responsibility: Jahan Ramazani.

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Ideas, culture, and capital flow across national borders with unprecedented speed, but we tend not to think of poems as taking part in globalization. Jahan Ramazani shows that poetry has much to contribute to understanding literature in an extra-national frame. Indeed, the globality of poetry, he argues, stands to energize the transnational turn in the humanities. Poetry in a Global Age builds on Ramazani's award-winning A Transnational Poetics, a book that had a catalytic effect on literary studies. Ramazani broadens his lens to discuss modern and contemporary poems not only in relation to world literature, war, and questions of orientalism but also in light of current debates over ecocriticism, translation studies, tourism, and cultural geography. He offers brilliant readings of postcolonial poets like Agha Shahid Ali, Lorna Goodison, and Daljit Nagra, as well as canonical modernists such as W. B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, T. S. Eliot, and Marianne Moore. Ramazani shows that even when poetry seems locally rooted, its long memory of forms and words, its connections across centuries, continents, and languages, make it a powerful imaginative resource for a global age. This book makes a strong case for poetry in the future development of world literature and global studies.

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"Ramazani's insight in Poetry in a Global Age is especially astute and timely: poetry is important and flourishing precisely because of its global perspective. . . . Among the book's many merits are Read more...

 
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