Poetry on and off the Page: Essays for Emergent Occasions - Avant-garde and Modernism Studies (Paperback)Marjorie Perloff (author)
Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 31/07/1998
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These essays share as their theme the reconsideration of the role of historical and cultural change in the evolution of 20th-century poetry and poetics. Perloff first looks at broad theoretical concerns - the evolution and contradictions of the term ""postmodernism""; the vexed relation of modernism to the primitivism ostensible inherent in it; the large-scale transformation of free verse; and the reception of poetry and poetics in the contemporary press and its cyberspace future. From this theoretical framework she then addresses individual cases - the difficult poetic language of Mina Loy; the relation of poetry and politics as exhibited by Denise Levertov and Robert Duncan; the mimetic nature of photography as understood by Roland Barthes and Christian Boltanski; the special accomplishments of John Cag's ""Mesostic"" art.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
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