Orient and Orientalisms in Us-American Poetry and Poetics

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This collection of essays explores the poetics and politics of US-American poetry's diverse and distinct investments in the imaginary space of 'the Orient'. Reading American poets - from Emily Dickinson to Frank Bidart, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Kimiko Hahn - the contributions show how tropes of the Orient have fabricated screens onto which we project matters by no means foreign, but very close to home. As we accompany American poets on their journeys East, we are bound to arrive in - culturally specific - territories of ...

Orient and Orientalisms in Us-American Poetry and Poetics 2009, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt a.M.

ISBN-13: 9783631576083

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