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The Situation of Poetry: Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions (Princeton Essays in Literature)

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In this book Robert Pinsky writes about contemporary poetry as it reflects its modernist and Romantic past. He isolates certain persistent ideas about poetry's situation relative to life and focuses on the conflict the poet faces between the nature of words and poetic forms on one side, and the nature of experience on the other.

The author ranges for his often surprising examples from Keats to the great modernists such as Stevens and Williams, to the contents of recent magazines. He considers work by Ammons, Ashbery, Bogan, Ginsberg, Lowell, Merwin, O'Hara, and younger writers, offering judgments and enthusiasms from a viewpoint that is consistent but unstereotyped.

Like his poetry, Robert Pinsky's criticism joins the traditional and the innovative in ways that are thoughtful and unmistakably his own. His book is a bold essay on the contemporary situation in poetry, on the dazzling achievements of modernism, and on the nature or "situation" of poetry itself.

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"A first-rate piece of work. I can't imagine anyone capable of reading this book and not learning from it."--Hugh Kenner

Synopsis:

"A first-rate piece of work. I can't imagine anyone capable of reading this book and not learning from it."--Hugh Kenner

"Robert Pinsky belongs to that rarest category of talents, a poet-critic."--Robert Lowell

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691013527
Author:
Pinksky, Robert
Author:
Pinsky, Robert
Author:
Pinsky, Robert
Author:
Pinksky, Robert
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
American Language and Literature
Subject:
British literature.
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Essays in Literature
Publication Date:
October 1978
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.50x5.49x.52 in. .53 lbs.

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"A first-rate piece of work. I can't imagine anyone capable of reading this book and not learning from it."--Hugh Kenner

"Robert Pinsky belongs to that rarest category of talents, a poet-critic."--Robert Lowell

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