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Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture #0067: The Grounding of American Poetry: Charles Olson and the Emersonian Tradition

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Stephen Fredman asserts in his latest work that American poetry is groundless - that each generation of American poets faces the problem of identity anew and must discover for itself fresh meaning. His argument focuses on four pairs of poets - Eliot/Williams, Thoreau/Olson, Emerson/Duncan, and Whitman/Creeley - and points out that although Williams, Olson, Duncan, and Creeley are all influenced by these predecessors to some extent, ultimately their poetry is, paradoxically, grounded in an essential groundlessness. In order to demonstrate how approaches to groundlessness have persisted over time, Fredman explores the various measures taken by these American poets to provide a provisional ground upon which to construct their poetry: inventing idiosyncratic traditions, forming poetic communities, engaging in polemical prose, assessing all the dimensions of particular places, and treating words as emblematic and mysterious objects. At the very core of the book stands Charles Olson, whose work so dramatically articulates the whole range of issues arising from the American poet's anxious search for, and resistance to, an authentic and unified tradition.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-163) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521443036
Editor:
Gelpi, Albert
Editor:
Posnock, Ross
Editor:
Gelpi, Albert
Editor:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
Fredman, Stephen
Author:
Fredman, S.
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Author:
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Influence
Subject:
Influence (literary, artistic, etc.)
Subject:
Olson, Charles
Subject:
American poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Subject:
Olson, Charles, --1910-1970--Criticism and in
Subject:
Olson, Charles,--1910-1970--Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Emerson, Ralph Waldo,--1803-1882--Influence
Subject:
History
Subject:
American poetry -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture
Series Volume:
0067
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9.22x6.18x.76 in. .88 lbs.

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