We Who Love to be Astonished: Experimental Women's Writing and Performance Poetics - Modern & Contemporary Poetics (Hardback)
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We Who Love to be Astonished: Experimental Women's Writing and Performance Poetics - Modern & Contemporary Poetics (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 31/08/2001
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We Who Love to Be Astonished collects a powerful group of previously unpublished essays to fill a gap in the critical evaluation of women's contributions to postmodern experimental writing. Contributors include Alan Golding, Aldon Nielsen, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis; discussions include analyses of the work of Kathleen Fraser, Harryette Mullen, and Kathy Acker, among others. The editors take as their title a line from the work of Lyn Hejinina, one of the most respected of innovative women poets writing today. The volume is organized into four sections: the first two seek to identify, from two different angles, the ways women of different sociocultural backgrounds are exploring their relationships to their cultures' inherited traditions; the third section investigates the issue of visuality and the problems and challenges it creates; and the fourth section expands on the role of the body as material and performance. The collection will breach a once irreconcilable divide between those who theorize about women's writing and those who focus on formalist practice. By embracing ""astonishment"" as the site of formalist-feminist investigation, the editors seek to show how form configures feminist thought, and, likewise, how feminist thought informs words and letters on a page. Students and scholars of avant-garde poetry, women's writing, and late-20th-century American literature will welcome this lively discussion.

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817310943
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 653 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm

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