Twentieth-Century Metapoetry and the Lyric Tradition

Twentieth-Century Metapoetry and the Lyric Tradition

Author: Daniella Jancsó

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110631722

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 802

Twentieth-Century Metapoetry and the Lyric Tradition reveals the unique value of metapoems for exploring twentieth-century poetry. By placing these texts into a hitherto barely investigated literary-historical perspective, it demonstrates that modern metapoetry is steeped in the lyric tradition to a much greater extent than previously acknowledged. Since these literary continuities that cut across epochal boundaries can be traced across all major poetic movements, they challenge established accounts of the history of twentieth-century poetry that postulate a radical break with the (immediate) past. Moreover, the finding that metapoems perpetuate traditional forms and topoi distinguishes metapoetry historically and systematically from metafiction and metadrama. After highlighting the most important differences as regards to the function of metareference in poetry on the one side, and in fiction and drama on the other, the book concludes with a discussion of how to account for these generic differences theoretically. With its "extraordinarily subtle and perceptive" (Ronald Bush, St. John's College, Oxford) interpretive readings of over one hundred metapoems by canonical anglophone authors, it offers the first representative selection of twentieth-century poems about poetry in English.

Twentieth-Century Metapoetry and the Lyric Tradition

Twentieth-Century Metapoetry and the Lyric Tradition

Author: Daniella Jancsó

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110629859

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 889

Twentieth-Century Metapoetry and the Lyric Tradition reveals the unique value of metapoems for exploring twentieth-century poetry. By placing these texts into a hitherto barely investigated literary-historical perspective, it demonstrates that modern metapoetry is steeped in the lyric tradition to a much greater extent than previously acknowledged. Since these literary continuities that cut across epochal boundaries can be traced across all major poetic movements, they challenge established accounts of the history of twentieth-century poetry that postulate a radical break with the (immediate) past. Moreover, the finding that metapoems perpetuate traditional forms and topoi distinguishes metapoetry historically and systematically from metafiction and metadrama. After highlighting the most important differences as regards to the function of metareference in poetry on the one side, and in fiction and drama on the other, the book concludes with a discussion of how to account for these generic differences theoretically. With its "extraordinarily subtle and perceptive" (Ronald Bush, St. John's College, Oxford) interpretive readings of over one hundred metapoems by canonical anglophone authors, it offers the first representative selection of twentieth-century poems about poetry in English.

Twentieth-century Russian Émigré Writers

Twentieth-century Russian Émigré Writers

Author: Maria Rubins

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120013672

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 451

View: 995

Essays on twentieth-century Russian writers who emigrated from Russia. Emigration presents a challenge for writers: in a foreign linguistic environment, cut off from their national literary tradition and readership, the writer feels deprived and inadequate. Yet frequently the trauma of exile provides a creative impetus, and many writers have completed their masterpieces in emigration. Discusses the unexpected advantages of the m̌igr ̌writer.

Twentieth-century Swedish Writers After World War II

Twentieth-century Swedish Writers After World War II

Author: Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025770475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

View: 948

Essays on Swedish authors of the twentieth-century include prominent Swedish writers from different decades, movements, genres and gender, with preference given to authors published in English translation. Fenno-Swedish writers have also been included since they write in Swedish and are part of the Swedish cultural history. Discusses the establishment of the Nobel Prizes, as well as poets of lyrical modernism, proletarian realists, autodidacts, and contemporary poetry.

Poetics in the Poem

Poetics in the Poem

Author: Dorothy Zayatz Baker

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015045641316

Category: Poetry

Page: 322

View: 830

Focuses on poems that address issues of poetics directly, that take them as a primary subject, rather than display them merely by being the particular poem it is. Among the poets considered are Emily Dickinson, Emerson, Harlem Renaissanceers, Archibald Macleish, Karl Shapiro, Robert Lowell, Denise Levertov, Gary Snyder, and Wendell Berry. Other topics include comparisons, rhetoric, and 19th-century reflections. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR