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Poets thinking : Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats

Author: Helen Vendler
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, ©2006.
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Poetry has often been considered an irrational genre, more expressive than logical, more meditative than given to coherent argument. And yet, in each of the four very different poets she considers here, Helen Vendler reveals a style of thinking in operation; although they may prefer different means, she argues, all poets of any value are thinkers. The four poets taken up in this volume--Alexander Pope, Walt Whitman,  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Vendler, Helen, 1933-
Poets thinking.
Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)64313313
Named Person: W B Yeats; Emily Dickinson; Alexander Pope; Walt Whitman; Emily Dickinson; Alexander Pope; Walt Whitman; W B Yeats
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Vendler
ISBN: 9780674044623 0674044622 9780674021105 067402110X
OCLC Number: 432333964
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Responsibility: Helen Vendler.

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Poetry has often been considered an irrational genre, yet Vendler argues that all poets of value are thinkers. The four poets taken up in this volume-Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, and Yeats-come from  Read more...

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