Poetry's touch : on lyric address (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Poetry's touch : on lyric address

Author: William Waters
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To whom does a poem speak? Do poems really communicate with those they address? Is reading poems like overhearing? Like intimate conversation? Like performing a script? William Waters pursues these questions by closely reading a selection of poems that say you to a human being: to the reader, to the beloved, or to the dead. In any account of reading lyric poetry, Waters argues, there will be places where the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Waters
ISBN: 080144120X 9780801441202
OCLC Number: 51848367
Description: xi, 180 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Poems addressing contemporaries --
Address as greeting, address as spell --
The continuance of poems: monument and mouth --
Hand-writing and readerly intimacy.
Responsibility: William Waters.
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To whom does a poem speak? Do poems really communicate with those they address? Is reading poems like overhearing? Like intimate conversation? Like performing a script? William Waters pursues these  Read more...

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"Waters... offers an impressive and creative book about how nineteenth- and twentieth-century poets in the US and Europe address the reader with their lyrics. He lays out a strong argument against Read more...

 
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