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The Resource Regions of unlikeness : explaining contemporary poetry, Thomas Gardner

Regions of unlikeness : explaining contemporary poetry, Thomas Gardner

Label
Regions of unlikeness : explaining contemporary poetry
Title
Regions of unlikeness
Title remainder
explaining contemporary poetry
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Gardner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Regions of Unlikeness Thomas Gardner explores the ways a number of quite different twentieth-century American poets, including Elizabeth Bishop, John Ashbery, Robert Hass, Jorie Graham, and Michael Palmer, frame their work as taking place within, and being brought to life by, an acknowledgment of the limits of language. Gardner approaches their poetry in light of philosopher Stanley Cavell's remarkably similar engagement with the issues of skepticism and linguistic finitude. The skeptic's refusal to settle for anything less than perfect knowledge of the world, Cavell maintains, amounts to a refusal to accept the fact of human finitude, Gardner argues that both Cavell and the poets he discusses reject skepticism's world-erasing conclusions but nonetheless honor the truth about the limits of knowledge the skepticism keeps alive."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gardner, Thomas
Dewey number
811/.5409
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS325
LC item number
.G37 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
  • Palmer, Michael
  • Graham, Jorie
  • Ashbery, John
  • Hass, Robert
Label
Regions of unlikeness : explaining contemporary poetry, Thomas Gardner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-308) 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
Elizabeth Bishop's fine, torn fish-nets -- John Ashbery's new voice -- Robert Hass and the line's tension -- An interview with Robert Hass -- Jorie Graham's incandescence -- An interview with Jorie Graham -- Michael Palmer's altered words -- An interview with Michael Palmer
Control code
41002748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780803221765
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99020935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Regions of unlikeness : explaining contemporary poetry, Thomas Gardner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-308) 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
Elizabeth Bishop's fine, torn fish-nets -- John Ashbery's new voice -- Robert Hass and the line's tension -- An interview with Robert Hass -- Jorie Graham's incandescence -- An interview with Jorie Graham -- Michael Palmer's altered words -- An interview with Michael Palmer
Control code
41002748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780803221765
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99020935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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