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The Darkness of the Present includes essays that collectively investigate the roles of anomaly and anachronism as they work to unsettle commonplace notions of the andldquo;contemporaryandrdquo; in the field of poetics.
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In the eleven essays of The Darkness of the Present, poet and critic Steve McCaffery argues that by approaching the past and the present as unified entities, the contemporary is made historical at the same time as the historical is made contemporary.

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McCafferyandrsquo;s writings work against the urge to classify works by placing them in standard literary periods or disciplinary partitions. Instead, McCaffery offers a variety of insights into unusual and ingenious affiliations between poetic works that may have previously seemed distinctive. He questions the usual associations of originality and precedence. In the process, he repositions many texts within genealogies separate from the ones to which they are traditionally assigned.

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The chapters in The Darkness of the Present might seem to present an eclectic faandccedil;ade and can certainly be read independently. They are linked, however, by a common preoccupation reflected in the title of the book: the anomaly and the anachronism and the way their empirical emergence works to unsettle a steady notion of the andldquo;contemporaryandrdquo; or andldquo;new.andrdquo;

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The Darkness of the Present includes essays that collectively investigate the roles of anomaly and anachronism as they work to unsettle commonplace notions of the andldquo;contemporaryandrdquo; in the field of poetics.

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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Steve McCaffery is the author of Prior to Meaning: The Protosemantic and Poetics and North of Intention: Critical Writings 1973andndash;1986, and the coeditor of Imagining

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ISBN:
9780817357337
Author:
Mccaffery, Steve
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Author:
McCaffery, Steve
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
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Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Modern and Contemporary Poetics
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 illustrations
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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