Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance

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Poetry has long been regarded as the least accessible of literary genres. But how much does the obscurity that confounds readers of a poem differ from, say, the slang that seduces listeners of hip-hop? Infidel Poetics examines not only the shared incomprensibilities of poetry and slang, but poetry's genetic relation to the spectacle of underground culture. Charting connections between vernacular poetry, lyric obscurity, and types of social relations--networks of darkened streets in preindustrial cities, the historical ...

Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226803104

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Infidel Poetics: Riddles, Nightlife, Substance 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226803098

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