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The Resource The poethical wager, Joan Retallack, (electronic resource)

The poethical wager, Joan Retallack, (electronic resource)

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The poethical wager
Title
The poethical wager
Statement of responsibility
Joan Retallack
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Subject
Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Retallack, Joan
LC call number
PN56.F46
LC item number
R48 2003eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Feminism and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literature and morals
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In these highly inventive essays, Joan Retallack, acclaimed poet and essayist, conveys her unique post-utopian vision as she explores the relationship between art and life in today's chaotic world. In the tradition of the essay as complex humanist exploration, she engages ideas from across history: Aristotle's definition of happiness, Epicurus's swerve into unpredictable possibility, Montaigne's essays as an instrument of self-invention, John Cage's redefinition of Silence. Within her unifying rubric of poethics, Retallack gives the reader plenty of surprises with a wonderful range of examples, situations, and texts through which she conducts her exploration. A computer glitch, a passage from Gertrude Stein's favorite detective novelist, the idea of the experimental feminine, a John Cage performance--all serve as occasions for inquiry and speculation on the way to her poethics of a "complex realism."
Label
The poethical wager, Joan Retallack, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000223029
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520218413
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000223029
Label
The poethical wager, Joan Retallack, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000223029
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780520218413
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000223029

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