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Whitman, Melville, Crane, and the labors of American poetry : against vocation

Author: Peter Riley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume is about the type of work that poets perform and why it matters. Challenging the divide between inspired poetic production and other apparently lesser and contingent forms of labor, this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Herman Melville; Hart Crane; Hart Crane; Herman Melville; Walt Whitman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Riley
ISBN: 0198836252 9780198836254
OCLC Number: 1081263181
Description: ix, 197 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Whitman's Wallpaper and Poetry's Archives of DistractionPart I: Walt Whitman, Brooklyn Property Speculator1: Leaves of Grass and Real Estate2: Whitman and the Transformations of LaborPart II: Herman Melville, Deputy Customs Inspector3: Moby-Dick and the Shadows of The Poet4: Billy Budd and Melville's RetirementPart III: Hart Crane, Junior Copywriter5: Classical Modernism and Impersonal Poetic Labor6: Making Ends Meet: Hart Crane's JobCoda: Why I am not talking about Frank O'Hara
Responsibility: Peter Riley.

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