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

Author: Peter Riley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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 book considers the poetry of Walt Whitman the real estate dealer, Herman Melville the customs inspector, and Hart Crane the copywriter.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Riley, Peter.
Whitman, Melville, Crane, and the Labors of American Poetry : Against Vocation.
Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, ©2019
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Herman Melville; Hart Crane; Hart Crane; Herman Melville; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Riley
ISBN: 9780192573292 0192573292
OCLC Number: 1100767636
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Whitman, Melville, Crane, and the Labors of American Poetry: Against Vocation; Cover; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; Introduction: Whitman's Wallpaper and Poetry's Archives of Distraction; PART I: WALT WHITMAN, BROOKLYN PROPERTY SPECULATOR; 1: Leaves of Grass and Real Estate; 2: Whitman and the Transformations of Labor; PART II: HERMAN MELVILLE, DEPUTY CUSTOMS INSPECTOR; 3: Moby-Dick and the Shadows of "The Poet"; 4: Billy Budd and Melville's Retirement; PART III: HART CRANE, JUNIOR COPYWRITER; 5: Classical Modernism and Impersonal Poetic Labor 6: Making Ends Meet: Hart Crane's JobCoda: Why I am not Talking about Frank O'Hara; Bibliography; Index
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