Lucifer in Harness: American Meter, Metaphor, and Diction

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For nearly two hundred years the rebellious American poet has been reluctantly harnessed to the English language and literary tradition. In a triptych of essays, Edwin Fussell attempts "to explore the fundamental dilemma of American poetry as it appears in the three crucial fields of meter, metaphor, and poetic diction, the three crucial fields of American poetry (taken as a whole) most studiously avoided by American scholars, but not, as I intend to show, by American poets." Writing in a provocative critical style attuned ...

Lucifer in Harness: American Meter, Metaphor, and Diction 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691645810

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Lucifer in Harness: American Meter, Metaphor, and Diction 2015, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691618845

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Lucifer in Harness: American Meter, Metaphor, and Diction 1973, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691062389

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