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Poet's Prose: The Crisis in American Verse (Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture)

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Poet's Prose is the first scholarly work devoted exclusively to American prose poetry and has been recognized as a groundbreaking study in contemporary American poetry. Many recent American poets have been writing prose; Fredman has set out to determine why and what it means. Three central works of American poets' prose are discussed in detail: William Carlos Williams' Kora in Hell, Robert Creeley's Presences, and John Ashbery's Three Poems. In these chapters, Fredman both carefully teaches us how to read these difficult works and examines their philosophical seriousness. In a final chapter and a new epilogue, he discusses the newest trends in contemporary poetry, the "talk poems" of David Antin and the prose of the Language poets, in which poet's prose forms an important aspect of the "theoretical poetry" now being written.

Synopsis:

The author of this work sets out to determine why so many recent American poets have been writing prose, and what it means, discussing in detail William Carlos Williams' "Kora in Hell", Robert Creeley's "Presences" and John Ashbery's "Three Poems".

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 162-189) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The generative sentence: William Carlos Williams's Kora in Hell: Improvisations; 2. 'A life tracking itself': Robert Creeley's Presences: A Test for Marisol; 3. 'He chose to include': John Ashbery's Three Poems; 4. The crisis at present: talk poems and the new poet's prose; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521399944
Author:
Fredman, Stephen
Author:
Fredman
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Prose poems, American
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Prose poems, American -- History and criticism.
Subject:
American poetry--20th century--History and cr
Subject:
Williams, William Carlos,--1883-1963.--Kora in hell
Subject:
Creeley, Robert,--1926- --Presences
Subject:
Ashbery, John.--Three poems
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
Williams, William Carlos
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture
Series Volume:
44
Publication Date:
19901131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.08x6.04x.62 in. .69 lbs.

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