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The Resource The breaking of style : Hopkins, Heaney, Graham, Helen Vendler

The breaking of style : Hopkins, Heaney, Graham, Helen Vendler

Label
The breaking of style : Hopkins, Heaney, Graham
Title
The breaking of style
Title remainder
Hopkins, Heaney, Graham
Statement of responsibility
Helen Vendler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Style is the material body of lyric poetry, Helen Vendler suggests. To cast off an earlier style is to perform an act of violence on the self. Why might a poet do this, adopting a sharply different form? In this exploration of three kinds of break in poetic style, Vendler clarifies the essential connection between style and substance in poetry. Opening fresh perspectives on the work of three very different poets, her masterful study of changes in style yields a new view of the interplay of moral, emotional, and intellectual forces in a poet's work. Gerard Manley Hopkins' invention of sprung rhythm marks a dramatic break with his early style. Rhythm, Vendler shows us, is at the heart of Hopkins' aesthetic, and sprung rhythm is his symbol for danger, difference, and the shock of the beautiful. In Seamus Heaney's work, she identifies clear shifts in grammatical "atmosphere" from one poem to the next - from "nounness" to the "betweenness" of an adverbial style - shifts whose moral and political implications come under scrutiny here. And finally Vendler looks at Jorie Graham's departure from short lines to numbered lines to squared long lines of sentences, marking a move from deliberation to cinematic "freeze-framing" to coverage, each with its own meaning in this poet's career
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vendler, Helen
Dewey number
821.009
Index
index present
LC call number
PR504
LC item number
.V46 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English poetry
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • Graham, Jorie
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • Graham, Jorie
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • Graham, Jorie
  • Stijlen
  • Gedichten
  • Engels
  • Amerikaans
  • Sprache
  • Dichtersprache
  • Geschichte 1876-1990
  • Englisch
Label
The breaking of style : Hopkins, Heaney, Graham, Helen Vendler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Richard Ellmann lectures in modern literature."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [97]) 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
Gerard Manley Hopkins and Sprung Rhythm -- Seamus Heaney: The Grammatical Moment -- Jorie Graham: The Moment of Excess
Control code
32550302
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 100 pages
Isbn
9780674081215
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95004663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32550302
Label
The breaking of style : Hopkins, Heaney, Graham, Helen Vendler
Publication
Note
"Richard Ellmann lectures in modern literature."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [97]) 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
Gerard Manley Hopkins and Sprung Rhythm -- Seamus Heaney: The Grammatical Moment -- Jorie Graham: The Moment of Excess
Control code
32550302
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 100 pages
Isbn
9780674081215
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95004663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32550302

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