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The Resource Everyday and prophetic : the poetry of Lowell, Ammons, Merrill, and Rich, Nick Halpern

Everyday and prophetic : the poetry of Lowell, Ammons, Merrill, and Rich, Nick Halpern

Label
Everyday and prophetic : the poetry of Lowell, Ammons, Merrill, and Rich
Title
Everyday and prophetic
Title remainder
the poetry of Lowell, Ammons, Merrill, and Rich
Statement of responsibility
Nick Halpern
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The everyday is what the prophetic poet focuses on, that is what fills him with rage, that is what he wants to transform." "Everyday and Prophetic is the first book to describe and analyze at length the complex relationship between the prophetic voice and the everyday voice in postwar and contemporary American poetry. Halpern demonstrates the ways in which the tension between these voices is centrally important to poetry and argues that focusing on this crucial relationship will allow readers to describe more accurately and precisely the inner operation of an enormous variety of poems. After a comprehensive introduction, Halpern offers extended readings of the work of Robert Lowell, A.R. Ammons, James Merrill, Adrienne Rich, Jorie Graham, and Louise Gluck, presenting readers with a fresh and original context in which to see their work and to understand postwar and contemporary American poetry as a whole." "Halpern traces the complex relationship between the everyday and prophetic voices, arguing that their failure or success in the poem determines whether the reader is rewarded with sharp disappointment or tremendous excitment."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halpern, Nick
Dewey number
811/.509384
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS323.5
LC item number
.H35 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prophecies in literature
  • Self in literature
  • American poetry
  • Lowell, Robert
  • Ammons, A. R
  • Merrill, James
  • Rich, Adrienne
Label
Everyday and prophetic : the poetry of Lowell, Ammons, Merrill, and Rich, Nick Halpern
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I felt my guides no longer carried me": Robert Lowell -- "Both ways is the only way I want it": A.R. Ammons -- "Some kind of workable relation": James Merrill -- "This is what is possible": Adrienne Rich -- Conclusion: Louise Glück and Jorie Graham
Control code
50960726
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780299173401
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Everyday and prophetic : the poetry of Lowell, Ammons, Merrill, and Rich, Nick Halpern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I felt my guides no longer carried me": Robert Lowell -- "Both ways is the only way I want it": A.R. Ammons -- "Some kind of workable relation": James Merrill -- "This is what is possible": Adrienne Rich -- Conclusion: Louise Glück and Jorie Graham
Control code
50960726
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780299173401
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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