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Barrier of a Common Language: An American Looks at Contemporary British Poetry (Poets on Poetry)

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The latest offering in the Poets on Poetry series from acclaimed poet, critic, and National Endowment for the Arts' chairman Dana Gioia, Barrier of a Common Language collects essays on British poets and poetry spanning the past two decades.

 
Gioia ignited a national debate on the relevance of poetry in 1991 when he published an essay in the Atlantic titled "Can Poetry Matter?" The essay was expanded into a book of the same name and went on to become one of the best-selling books of contemporary poetry criticism in the 1990s.

 
In Barrier of a Common Language Gioia addresses the current disconnect between British and American poetry, the result of America's growing postwar self-sufficiency in its intellectual concerns and concomitant patronizing attitude toward Britain. Writes Gioia, "Today . . . most American readers are not only unfamiliar with current British poetry, but modestly proud of the fact. They do not dissemble, but urbanely flourish their ignorance as an indisputable sign of discrimination."

 
Whether British poetry ever regains the importance in Anglo-American literary traditions it had fifty years ago, Gioia believes, will depend on the quality of service it receives from critics, poets, editors, and anthologists who alone can make it accurately heard and understood.

 
Poet, critic, and acclaimed author of Can Poetry Matter? Dana Gioia is one of America's leading contemporary men of letters. Winner of the American Book Award, Gioia is internationally recognized for his role in reviving rhyme, meter, and narrative in contemporary poetry.

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The latest offering in the Poets on Poetry series from the acclaimed poet, critic, and current chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472065820
Author:
Gioia, Dana
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Author:
Gioia, Michael Dana
Location:
Ann Arbor
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
English poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
English language -- Versification.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series:
Poets on Poetry
Series Volume:
v. 13.
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
108
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in

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