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Title:
Poetry on & off the page : essays for emergent occasions
Author:
Perloff, Marjorie.
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Publication Information:
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xv, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780810115606

9780810115613
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Book

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Central Library PS323.5 .P48 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

The fourteen essays that make up this collection have as their common theme a reconsideration of the role historical and cultural change has played in the evolution of twentieth-century poetry and poetics. Committed to the notion that, in John Ashbery's words, "You can't say it that way anymore," Poetry On & Off the Page describes the formations and transformations of literary and artistic discourses, and traces these discourses as they have evolved in their dialogue with history, culture, and society. The volume is testimony to the important role that contemporary artistic practice will continue to play as we move into the twenty-first century.


Author Notes

Marjorie Perloff is the Sadie Dernham Patek professor of Humanities at Stanford University. She is the author of many books of literary criticism, including Poetic License: Essays on Modernist and Postmodernist Lyric and The Poetics of Indeterminacy: Rimbaud to Cage, both published by Northwestern University Press.


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