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The Resource Nuclear annihilation and contemporary American poetry : ways of nothingness, John Gery

Nuclear annihilation and contemporary American poetry : ways of nothingness, John Gery

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Nuclear annihilation and contemporary American poetry : ways of nothingness
Title
Nuclear annihilation and contemporary American poetry
Title remainder
ways of nothingness
Statement of responsibility
John Gery
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The eve of the second millennium falls fifty years after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Looking across the spectrum of American poetry since 1945, John Gery explores the role that poets have begun to play in the nuclear age. While their diverse voices join in protesting against the end of the world, poetry also embodies what Gery calls "the way of nothingness" in contemporary experience, an individual sense of human continuity paradoxically coupled with a global sense of impending annihilation
  • The first full-length study of nuclear theory and American poetry, this book examines four distinct poetic approaches to nuclear culture - protest poetry, apocalyptic lyric poetry, psycho-historical poetry, and the poetry of uncertainty. Each is developed through a discussion of representative poems from a range of poets, including an extended study of works by Denise Levertov, Richard Wilbur, James Merrill, and John Ashbery. As a chorus of voices, Gery contends, these poets articulate both resistance to annihilation and an acceptance of the nuclear present
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gery, John
Dewey number
811/.509358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS310.N83
LC item number
G47 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American poetry
  • Nuclear warfare in literature
  • Literature and history
  • Apocalyptic literature
  • End of the world in literature
  • Nothing (Philosophy) in literature
  • Atomic bomb in literature
Label
Nuclear annihilation and contemporary American poetry : ways of nothingness, John Gery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [208]-217) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Way of Nothingness -- 1. Poetry and Annihilation. The Crisis for Poetry in the Nuclear Age. Contrary Ways of Nothingness in Two Poems by Gertrude Stein and William Carlos Williams -- 2. Nuclear Protest Poetry. "All We/got/to Do is Keep/on/poeting": Nuclearism and Protest. "Steel of Utterance": Denise Levertov's Vision of the Nuclear Age -- 3. The Apocalyptic Lyric. "Talking of the Danger": Nuclearism and Metaphor. The Sensible Emptiness in Three Poems by Richard Wilbur -- 4. Psychohistorical Poetry in the Nuclear Age. Atomic Pasts and Nuclear Futures: Nuclearism and Cultural History. The Ambiguous Paradise in James Merrill's The Changing Light at Sandover -- 5. The Poetry of Destinerrance. "For an Untenable Situation": Nuclearism and Randomness. En Route to Annihilation: John Ashbery's Shadow Train
Control code
32551846
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780813014173
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95011052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Nuclear annihilation and contemporary American poetry : ways of nothingness, John Gery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [208]-217) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Way of Nothingness -- 1. Poetry and Annihilation. The Crisis for Poetry in the Nuclear Age. Contrary Ways of Nothingness in Two Poems by Gertrude Stein and William Carlos Williams -- 2. Nuclear Protest Poetry. "All We/got/to Do is Keep/on/poeting": Nuclearism and Protest. "Steel of Utterance": Denise Levertov's Vision of the Nuclear Age -- 3. The Apocalyptic Lyric. "Talking of the Danger": Nuclearism and Metaphor. The Sensible Emptiness in Three Poems by Richard Wilbur -- 4. Psychohistorical Poetry in the Nuclear Age. Atomic Pasts and Nuclear Futures: Nuclearism and Cultural History. The Ambiguous Paradise in James Merrill's The Changing Light at Sandover -- 5. The Poetry of Destinerrance. "For an Untenable Situation": Nuclearism and Randomness. En Route to Annihilation: John Ashbery's Shadow Train
Control code
32551846
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780813014173
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95011052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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